Digital Mindfulness Podcast #3: Addicted to Distraction with Alex Soojung Kim Pang

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In this episode of The Digital Mindfulness Podcast, I have the privilege of interviewing the author Alex Soojung Kim Pang. He has written extensively on digital distraction and in this interview, we talk at length about what can be done about it and, interestingly, how daydreaming can be a vital part of your professional life!

Alex studies people, technology, and the worlds they make. His last book, “The Distraction Addiction” talks about contemplative computing, and how to use information technologies and experiences in ways that don’t distract us and fracture our attention, but help us focus, concentrate, and be creative. His current project, “Rest: How Working Less Gets More Done” explains why Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, and other super-creative and -productive people got so much done while working four hours a day– and how we can learn to work like them.

Alex Soojung Kim Pang

Alex Soojung Kim Pang

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Alex is a technology forecaster and futurist and a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights. He has taught history of science and technology and studied history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Links Mentioned in the Show:

Contemplative Computing Website

Deliberate Rest Website

Distraction Addiction Website

Alex’s LinkedIn Profile

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Lawrence Ampofo is a thought leader on the impact of digital technologies on humans and society. Lawrence is a political scientist, strategic communications expert, author, trainer and speaker who focuses on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the geopolitical system and global business.
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