Welcome to Technology for Mindfulness, where we explore the ways in which technology can both promote and impede mindfulness—with an emphasis on the former. We examine the relationship between technology and mindfulness by reviewing products, revealing research, and posting musings.
We try to practice mindfulness in the pace, length, and tone of the content on this site. As a result, we would rather avoid posting for a day (or a few) than post for the sake of posting. Our content may be longer and more pensive than what you will find on other blogs. We may post about obscure topics and about technologies that have been around for a long time. We trust our readers not to demand and require only the latest information, covered immediately and in soundbites.
We don’t pretend—or even hope—that technology does or could replace traditional mindfulness-based practices. But we do believe that technology can be a helpful tool for aiding in the practice of mindfulness and for achieving a state of mindfulness. We also believe, perhaps more modestly, that technology developed with mindfulness in mind can at least not act as an affirmative distraction. We strive to serve as a forum for conversation about all things technology and mindfulness, and we look forward to taking part in that conversation with you.