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Vivi meglio

Come non fare niente

Stare senza far nulla, nell’era in cui appena ci annoiamo abbiamo un riflesso pavloviano e prendiamo lo smartphone in mano, è un’impresa. In questo senso il libro di Jenny Odell How to do nothing è manna dal cielo. L’inizio promette molto bene:


Nothing is harder to do than nothing. In a world where our value is determined by our productivity, many of us find our every last minute captured, optimized, or appropriated as a financial resource by the technologies we use daily. We submit our free time to numerical evaluation, interact with algorithmic versions of each other, and build and maintain personal brands. For some, there may be a kind of engineer’s satisfaction in the streamlining and networking of our entire lived experience. And yet a certain nervous feeling, of being overstimulated and unable to sustain a train of thought, lingers. Though it can be hard to grasp before it disappears behind the screen of distraction, this feeling is in fact urgent. We still recognize that much of what gives one’s life meaning stems from accidents, interruptions, and serendipitous encounters: the “off time” that a mechanistic view of experience seeks to eliminat

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Vivi meglio

Yondr, la soluzione ideale per limitare lo smartphone in occasioni speciali

Yondr sembra l’uovo di Colombo. Una custodia che contiene lo smartphone, ma ne impedisce l’uso. Ce l’hai con te, ma non lo puoi controllare e così finisce che ti concentri sulle persone o sul contenuto dell’evento.

In Italia è stato sperimentato in una scuola del piacentino lo scorso anno, con un po’ di buona stampa. Chissà che non si possa diffondere in eventi, pubblici e privati. A San Francisco lo promuovono anche come servizio per le cerimonie e i matrimoni. Forse riesco ad avere un appuntamento dalla società che lo ha realizzato.

To be continued…

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Vivi meglio

Socializzare online non ha i benefici del socializzare, anzi

Secondo uno studio citato a seguire, socializzare online toglie valore alla socializzazione faccia a faccia. Non aggiunge.

In a study at the University of Virginia, we tracked the social behavior and well-being of 174 millennials over the course of a week. At five random times each day, we sent each person a one-minute survey to complete on their mobile phone. We asked what they had been doing in the previous 15 minutes, including whether they were socializing in person or digitally (such as by texting or using social media). We also asked how close or distant they were feeling to other people, and how good or bad they were feeling overall.

We weren’t particularly surprised to find that people felt better and more connected during times when they only socialized face-to-face, as compared with when they weren’t socializing at all. This fit with decades of existing research. We didn’t find any benefits of digital socializing over not socializing at all, though our study wasn’t designed to explore that distinction.

We did find, however, that when socializing face-to-face only, people felt happier and more connected to others than when they were socializing only through their phones. This is notable because the people in our study were the generation of so-called “digital natives,” who had been using smartphones, tablets and computers to interact since very young ages. Even for them, the benefits gleaned from good old face-to-face talking exceeded the well-being of digitally mediated communication.

Most critically, people felt worse and less connected when they mixed face-to-face with digital socializing, compared to when they solely socialized in person. Our results suggest that digital socializing doesn’t add to, but in fact subtracts from, the psychological benefits of nondigital socializing.


Kostadin Kushlev

via Giuseppe Fattori

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Esperienze

Meno smartphone, più felicità

Mostly, I became aware of how profoundly uncomfortable I am with stillness. For years, I’ve used my phone every time I’ve had a spare moment in an elevator or a boring meeting. I listen to podcasts and write emails on the subway. I watch YouTube videos while folding laundry. I even use an app to pretend to meditate.

Kevin Roose

La consapevolezza verso la riduzione dell’uso dello smartphone sta crescendo, almeno sui media. Bel pezzo di Kevin Roose del New York Times che documenta la sua esperienza di passaggio da 5 ore al giorno a un’ora al giorno di uso dello smartphone. Da prendere come un incoraggiamento a ridurne l’uso. Si può fare e fa star meglio.

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Vivi meglio

C’è vita oltre lo schermo

Bella illustrazione a un articolo scritto dal grande Oliver Sacks e pubblicato recentemente dal New Yorker.

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Media & Social media

Smartphone e sigarette

You’re gonna look at allowing a 13-year-old to have a smartphone the same way that you would look at allowing your 13-year-old to smoke a cigarette

Cal Newport sul tema dell’equilibrio digitale, con un nuovo libro in uscita a febbraio sul minimalismo digitale. Intervista tutta da leggere.

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Vivi meglio

Un telefono meno smart

Siamo andati così fuori controllo del nostro tempo passato nell’uso dello smartphone che c’è chi consiglia qualcosa di quasi eretico. Rendere lo smartphone un po’ meno smart

https://nomasters.io/posts/dumber-phone/

Sulla stessa scia, questa è la home del mio smartphone. Niente dopamina.

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Formazione permanente

Iperconnessi

Quale l’effetto della tecnologia, di internet mobile, dello smartphone sempre in tasca nei più giovani?

Iperconnessi, appena pubblicato da Einaudi, prova a dare qualche risposta.