We can con­tin­ue in today’s mode of treat­ing dis­con­nec­tion as a way to recharge and regain pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, or we can view it as a way to sab­o­tage the addic­tion tac­tics of the accel­er­a­tion-dis­trac­tion com­plex that is Sil­i­con Val­ley. The for­mer approach is reac­tionary but the lat­ter can lead to eman­ci­pa­tion, espe­cial­ly if such acts of refusal give rise to gen­uine social move­ments that will make prob­lems of time and atten­tion part of their polit­i­cal agendas—and not just the sub­ject of hand-wring­ing by the Davos-based spir­i­tu­al­i­ty brigades.

Technology’s Mind­ful­ness Rack­et | New Repub­lic

Play is only play when it is in ser­vice of itself.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.