Podcast: Digital Culture, Mindfulness and Existential Threat by Nadine Andrews
Many scholars have written about the relationship in the West between humans and nature, and humans and technology, emphasising the continuing influence of Cartesian duality on modern political and economic discourse. Some authors have been speculating about the effects of digital culture, for example Sherry Turkle ‘Alone Together’, Jaron Lanier ‘You are not a gadget’ and Noreen Herzfeld ‘Technology and Religion: Remaining human in a co-created world’.
Mindfulness has become more acceptable in recent years as a valid object for academic study in clinical health and management contexts, however the relationship between digital culture and mindfulness and what this means in terms of environmental behaviour is under-researched.
Nadine did a talk at Manchester Ragged University on the 12th of September 2013. Here is a podcast of her talk: