2.28.2011

mindfulness + technology

the treehouse was filled with the sounds of this event all weekend:


exploring living with
awareness, wisdom, and compassion
in the technology age.

kevwrex hooked us up with live streaming video to hear some world renowned speakers exploring the intersection of mindfulness and technology.

as described on their website:

"The Wisdom 2.0 Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that launched in Silicon Valley at the end of April, 2010, and brought together people from a variety of disciplines, including technology leaders, Zen teachers, neuroscientists, and academics to explore how we can live with deeper meaning and wisdom in our technology-rich age."

here is a video with some highlights:


many amazing minds contributed to this conversation. check out the list of people -> such a wide array of wonderful + inspiring thinkers!

as a result, i have spent the last few days in deep contemplation of mindfulness.  i've been pondering my role as a teacher in these issues, social media and the ego, the awesome potential for connection or disconnection, and the new era of global consciousness.

if you are interested in reading more about this event, you can check out the website or the twitter feed.  you can also take a look at this post by my friend glen lubbert, ceo of mojo interactivethis post by mei mei fox, or this list of penguinasana's top ten mindfulness tips from the conference.

3 comments:

Mim Smith Faro said...

Cool. I will have to check this out when I don't have to rush off to school.

Sarah said...

Wow, I just looked through the list of speakers and all I could think was wow. What an interesting concept, I am enthralled!

diane said...

mim...yes, it's a topic that requires some time for contemplation. i think you might really enjoy some of the material.

sarah...the list of speakers was incredible. a very inspiring group of people!