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In Real Life

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In Real Life

Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times

By Jon Mitchell

Parallax Press, Paperback, 9781937006907, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2015

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Description
Technology helps us with our hardest work. It can also offer us endless distractions. Can technology enable us, as individuals and communities, to do our greatest possible work, the hard work of being a good person?
Jon Mitchell sets out to identify and explore the ways in which we can develop a more thoughtful relationship with technology. Rather than using technology as a medium for connecting with the world, he recommends we rethink our relationship with technology, using it as a resource that allows us to have a more intimate and personal relationship with the world around us, nature, and our loved ones. Mitchell offers concrete practices for the way we use technology in our daily lives.
With an accessible and conversational, easy-to-read style, Mitchell uses his years of experience as both a tech journalist and a mindfulness practitioner to propose a rethinking of both the design of technology and its use.


About the Author
Jon Mitchell is a graduate of Brown University, where he concentrated on Music and Mind. He worked as a journalist in online media for ReadWrite.com and several other magazines. He is a content strategist at Burning Man, and has recorded a rock album called Portal. He lives in Oakland, CA.
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