The Web is Shattering Focus
Continuous Partial Attention
Linda Stone (born 1955) is a writer and consultant who coined the phrase "continuous partial attention" in 1998. Stone also coined "email apnea" in 2008 which means "a temporary absence or suspension of breathing, or shallow breathing, while doing email."
Stone was at Apple Computer from 1986 to 1993, working on multimedia hardware, software and publishing. In her last year at Apple, Stone worked for CEO John Sculley on special projects. In 1993, Stone joined Microsoft Research under Nathan Myhrvold and Rick Rashid. She co-founded and directed the Virtual Worlds Group/Social Computing Group, researching online social life and virtual communities. During this time, she also taught as adjunct faculty in New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. In 2000, she became a Microsoft vice president, working on industry relationships and improving Microsoft's corporate culture. She left Microsoft in 2002.
Stone served a six year term on the National Board of the World Wildlife Fund and is currently on the WWF National Council. She is an adviser for the Internet and American Life Project, the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force for the Center for Worklife Policy, and is on the Advisory Board of the RIT Lab for social computing.
Stone has been written about in many major publications, including Wired, the New York Times, and Forbes According to Tim O'Reilly, Science Foo Camp, a series of interdisciplinary scientific conferences organized by O'Reilly Media (FOO stands for "Friends of O'Reilly") and Nature Publishing Group was Linda Stone's idea.
Web is shattering focus
It’s I this body it’s in this sensing and feeling that intelligence reallylies
To a period of self actualization
Persona tech as prosthetic for the mind
Celebrating Thimphu and doing
Integrate sending and feeling
Human potential attention, emotion, regulTjon, cognition, memory( Sofia emotions jyelliyencr
The quantified self ad self regulating technology
We started in schools to measure shut that didn’t matter
Glen in the economist
Freedom – Fred stutsman – don’t let me go to the Internet – don’t let me go to my network.
My sensing and feeling body is governed by my tyrant mind. The computer today is a prosthetic of the mind. Not sensing and feeling
But there’s nothing for the sensing and feeling body
— an alternative
Sympathetic nervous system
Attention erosion -
People are not breating at the computer
Shen we feel threatened
We become hyperviligant / and body feels sourced for flight or flight.
We don’t beware because computer males us feeling fight or flight
When you’re in fight or flight, you have the tendency to consume carbohydrates
If one chooses carbohydrate or sugars they’re autonomically disregulated
Breath holding decreases lifespan, cognitive capabilities
Two ways to achieve autonomic regulation
Think positive emotion
Wear while using email
We are cutting the stuff that makes us human
Impulsive – we become impulsive
If you come to my house and visit me, you can become my research subject
Omo – kelly Dobson
Clay Johnson is writing a book similar to this
If our bodies are smarter than our minds / we can use the same techniques to keep pour minds healthy as put minds healthy,
So a low information diet. A low stress diet. Informantion dieting. Healthy attention fitness. How do you keep a level of attention fitness?
Posit science a set of neuro brain training games. Developed programs for kids – used
The geeks seem to be getting fitter
Because they have more mobile tech and goals – and so they’re climbing rock walls.
When you have an intention, which is in the present, then you can change how you think.
Emwave – fun tool for trying to calm down
Our bodies are our minds – when we understand that.
University of Washington
A lost and found for ideas
Sent from my external prosthetic device.