Mindfulness and technology: traces of a middle way

Akama, Yoko, Light, Ann and Bowen, Simon (2017) Mindfulness and technology: traces of a middle way. DIS 2017 Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, UK, 10-14 June 2017. Published in: Designing Interactive Systems. 345-355. Association for Computing Machinery ISBN 978145034922

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We contemplate paths between form and formlessness as a middle way between digital technology for mindfulness, and mindfulness without digital technology, thereby inviting alternative departure points with interactive systems. In doing so, we step into a contested yet potentially fertile arena to challenge the handling, analysis and reporting of the relationship between mindfulness and technology and the methods used to interrogate it. Through the documenting of the authors’ own creative practices (video, photography, and gardening), material traces and written vignettes of our experiments are presented to stimulate resonances and evoke mindfulness with readers. We also question the form of conference papers to consider how we can best share formless states of being in discussing their relevance for design.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology
Depositing User: Nicholas Christian Joseph Heavey
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 11:34
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68070

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