Multitasking does NOT work. Even for the so-called digital natives. The human brain is built for concentrating on one thing at a time.
Carl in conversation with Dennis Crowley, the founder of Foursquare, chatting about Tech, Slow and a whole lot more….
Why we all need the Slow Web movement.
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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?
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Visit Rohan’s website
Everything you wanted to now about Slow TV but were afraid to ask.
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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
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Visit the The Wild Network website
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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.