Why we all need the Slow Web movement.
[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4490700/height/26/width/200/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”26″ width=”200″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]
Carl speaks to Rohan Gunatillake, a modern maven of mindfulness. His company created buddhify, the bestselling meditation app, and Wired magazine put him on its Smart List of 50 People Who Will Change the World. Rohan talks about his new book, This Is Happening, a manifesto for mindfulness in a busy, digital world.
(Recorded in London on March 23, 2016)
Topics covered include:
1. How to build mindfulness into a busy schedule
2. Are people becoming too dependent on apps to meditate?
2. Can you be mindful without being spiritual?
3. Does mindfulness have to be a solo experience or can it also be a communal?
4. What would it mean to design wellbeing into technology?
5. Advert Jujitsu, the Mouse Sweep and other mindfulness techniques for modern life.
6. How to use a smartphone mindfully.
7. Can you experience pain without suffering?
Download in iTunes.
Visit Rohan’s website
Everything you wanted to now about Slow TV but were afraid to ask.
[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4061436/height/26/width/200/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”26″ width=”200″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]
Carl speaks to David Bond, who made Project Wild Thing, the film that helped spark a worldwide movement to get children back outside and reconnecting with nature.
(Recorded in London on May 19, 2015)
Topics covered include:
1. Benefits of playing outdoors
2. How to persuade children to unplug and go outside
3. The right balance of technology in childhood
4. How Silicon Valley parents handle screen time with their own kids
5. Why so many successful entrepreneurs climbed trees as children
6. How Nature reduces racism and other forms of prejudice
7. Whether games like Minecraft can ever rival the natural world
8. Differences (and similarities) between urban and rural children
Download in iTunes
Visit the The Wild Network website
Download this episode!
They’re now making Slow TV in the English countryside. Visit the filmmaker’s website.
A rallying cry for Slow Journalism from a man at the top of the news business.
Why we need to reclaim conversation (and solitude) in the digital age.
Would you watch a live stream of cod roe maturing inside a storage unit in Norway? Slow TV meets caviar.
Fascinating essay on distraction. Why does it happen? Is it always bad? What, if anything, should we do about it?