Is Mindfulness Compatible with High Tech?


This week on Mindful Cyborgs Chris Dancy and I discussed the relationship between mindfulness and quantified self with biosensor engineer Nancy Dougherty. Nancy talks about how she came to the practice of mindfulness through some of her “happy pills experiment,” her light-based mood tracking system and why a portable fMRI might be a little over kill for self-tracking.

You can download the episode from Soundcloud, iTunes or directly.

You can also read more notes and the full transcript on Technoccult.

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    Hippies and technotopians deserve eachother.

    • Anarchy Pony

      No one deserves to have technotopians inflicted on them, not even hippies.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      The discussion will continue until assimilation is complete. We are Borg!

  • Juan

    Is that what they’re called “technotopians?” I had no idea. Are they the same as the singularity people, like Kurzweil and that lot?

    • Anarchy Pony

      More or less. Cut from the same cloth if nothing else.

  • jnana

    taking happy pills as a (spiritual) ritual…
    love it…
    damn, technology is so coarse. so…banal.
    I wish Jacques ellul were still alive. noam Chomsky just doesn’t cut it, nor zerzan.