Our relationship with technology is very personal and unique to ourselves. Some people try to actively avoid it, while for others it is instrumental in the running of their personal and professional lives. It can bring many benefits which enhance our lives and it can also create undesired results which effect both ourselves and others.
Whatever the case, our daily interactions in the world are increasingly being mediated by many different types of technology and so leave a big impact on our experience.
In this workshop we take the time to look objectively at our own personal relationship with technology. By doing so we will develop the habit of reflecting on our own digital behaviours to make sure they align with our own intentions.
The day is a friendly mix of discussion, reflection, experimentation & meditation. Through this we aim to help each person develop a set of critical thinking skills around our digital lives to help them take stock and maximise their personal impact towards whatever is important to them.
Amongst other things we will discover:
- the neuroscience behind our attention
- how digital products are built around the way our minds work
- hacks & strategies to take control of your digital devices
- the importance of intention and awareness in striking a balance
Session run by Mind over Tech
"Provided the perfect space in which to reflect on the way we use our smartphones, along with lots of useful tips for changing our smartphone relationship for the better. The workshop also gives a fascinating overview of human neurology and psychology, and the way smartphones are set up to take advantage of that."
"A great way to make yourself happier in the digital age!"
About Your Facilitator
Jonathan Garner is an independent web developer & user experience designer. He regularly facilitates workshops & trainings around the world for companies such as VISA, IBM & ING. He has also practiced meditation for over 15 years. In 2017 he started Mind over Tech to help both users and designers of technology navigate a difficult path - benefitting from the best that technology can offer whilst not falling foul of digital distraction.