Digital Detox

29th June 2010 by

This month we challenge you to a digital detox. Start by turning off the tv, then pen a postcard instead of an email, postpone your phone calls or leave the laptop out of your leisure time. Aside from the constant ringing, tweeting and flickering that’s interrupting our lives, all this internet shizzle is changing our brains. “Technology is rewiring our brains,” said Nora Volkow, one of the world’s leading brain scientists. Constant bursts of information are not just disrupting in themselves, they’re undermining our ability to focus even when we’re not online.

So shut it all down, give your brain a break and tell us what happens (on a postcard of course).

TV turnoff week's here, but is digital detox even possible?

19th April 2010 by

This week is International TV turn off week, where millions of people around the world switch off their sets and find something else to do for a week. First created by Adbusters way back in 1994, it’s grown massively in the past 15 years – over 20 million people took part in 2008.

Of course, the times they are a’changing, and the week has been renamed Digital Detox Week and the new challenge is to go without all sorts of screens. Of course turning off the TV is still on the agenda, but Digital Detox also includes turning off our laptops, x-boxes, iPhones, Blackberries, digital picture frames and everything else we’ve got hanging around the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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