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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #10 Tom Chatfield: How To Thrive In The Digital Age

By 28th June 2015 October 13th, 2016 One Comment

Time is the one thing of which technology cannot create a single item more

– Tom Chatfield

How do we thrive online? In this episode, the author, TEDster, philosopher, Fellow of the Saïd Business School and The School of Life In London Tom Chatfield, and I speak about his varied perspectives on how we can thrive in a digital age. In this amazing, wide-ranging talk, Tom and I discuss how our interactions with technology can be made more meaningful by embracing the innate qualities that make us uniquely human.

In this fascinating and wide-ranging talk, Tom and I talk about how best to create a meaningful existence in the digital landscape, touching on thinkers such as Aristotle, Jaron Lanier, Evgeny Morozov and Julian Gough.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why technology is not ‘just a tool’
  • Why video games are fundamental for fun and a meaningful life
  • Why we all need time and space for us to consider
  • Why video games are an important tool for teaching us how to be more human
  • Why we tend to focus on the trends of digital technologies rather than how the technologies impact us
  • Why we all need time and space to consider
  • The evolving etiquettes of technolgy
  • Why attention is a finite resource


Resources mentioned in the show:

Mac Freedom

Fun Inc.

How to Thrive in the Digital Age

50 Digital Ideas

Activism or Slacktivism?

Netymology: From Apps to Zombies: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World

Live This Book


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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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