The Pointlessness of Unplugging

We often talk about the importance of stepping away from our screens and iDevices in order to “unplug.” Going cold turkey, we feel, will help us decrease our dependence on our devices. But Casey N. Cep had a fascinating piece over at the New Yorker‘s culture blog about “the pointlessness of unplugging”: Unplugging from devices [Read More...]

Beating the Digital Overwhelm Epidemic

We’re all worried about being digitally overwhelmed. Over at Q Ideas, Claire Diaz-Ortiz (who helped found Twitter) was thinking about how Christians can beat that digital overwhelm epidemic: What can you do? How can you reap the best of technology’s blessings without suffering the worst of its curses? Is it even possible to find peace, [Read More...]

Are You Tired of the Internet?

I don’t know about you, but I find the internet exhausting sometimes. Last week I was in rural New England and out of range for four days, and I felt a sense of rest and peace settle over me that I haven’t felt in a while – not that I think the Internet is a [Read More...]

Will a Trip to Camp Break a Tech Addiction?

Check out a fascinating piece by Matt Haber over at the New York Times. In “A Trip to Camp to Break a Tech Addiction,” Haber chronicles his recent trip to Camp Grounded, a camp specifically envisioned to help people break their addictions to technology and rediscover the joys of embodied, relational living. Camp Grounded is [Read More...]