A Day with Less (or No!?!) Technology?
What if you wrote a letter with paper and pen instead of sending an email? How would it change the "conversation" if you picked up the phone instead of emailing or texting?
I recently interviewed a woman for a radio program I host once a month. She is a poet and lifelong activist in her early 70's who does not own a computer or a cell phone. She has a telephone with no answering machine or voice mail. She writes letters by hand and writes her poetry in the same way.
Consider this weeklong challenge, launching February 2nd: WNYC’s New Tech City Launches “Bored And Brilliant”.
We are using technology to connect globally. I Skype with people in Crimea and the Czech Republic. My granddaughter stays in touch with her dad via Skype. I have a Facebook friends from around the world.
It is good, but is it ALL good?
What would a day, even an hour, be like in your life and work if you turned off all the technology?
A challenge for Dialogue Education practitioners in honor of Bored and Brilliant week:
Adapt an activity you already use that involves technology to become low or no tech. Share your ideas and reflections in the comments section below.
Fran Weinbaum is a Certified Dialogue Education Practitioner, life coach, and consultant. You can find out more about her work at http://www.vermontwildernessrites.com/.