Meditation and the Modern Cyborg	      Amber Case	     BG Conf 2012 	      Boulder, CO	     @caseorganic
we are all 	cyborgs
cyborg:	an organism “to whichexogenous components havebeen added for the purpose of 	adapting to new ambientspaces”
Flickr: cybertoad
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/293670483_cbce23bdde_b.jpg                                  Flickr: soylentgreen23
Flickr: cybertoad
Univac 1 ~1950’s ^^		iPhone ~2000’s >>
traditional anthropology
Flickr: futurestreetcyborg anthropology
ambient intimacy	                 Leisa Reichelt
Hyperlinked	Memories
Persistent	Paleontology
Nick 	Rodrigues	Email Garden, 2011
Panic 	architecture
Prosthetics	and their 	discontents
Prosthetics 	and their 	discontents
Nick 	Rodrigues
I was okay withall of this…
Until	this
I needed to sleep.
I needed to sleep.       A lot.
And it reminded me of      something
Insomnia at age 4
Shutting down the      brain
Watching my dad’s  computer +   processes
Just like a computer    (shut down)
Sometimes it failed 	First nightmares (order to chaos)
Then: diskdefragmentation
DiskDefragmentation
Fragmentation in    Daily Life
Information Junk Food
My Brain Today
I became aSkinnerian Rat
Intermittentreinforcement
SelfReflection
Loss of the ability tomentally defragment
MentalDefragmentation	Memory compression and sorting
Derek Zumbach   Alpha Wave    SynchronyFeedback Machine
Quantified Self
Of all of the newest technologiesfor finding friends or dating. I have many friends, I have a wife at theend of it all, the...
Example: The SIMS
Example: HarvardHappiness Project
Making the Invisible      Visible
Example:   Aaron Parecki’s GPS Map of Portland
Approaching   awarenesswith technology
Kids are totally and completely aware
Calm Technology	Mark Weiser
•    Calm technology 	•    Actions as buttons	•    Invisible interfaces	•    Trigger-based     interactions
HapticLocation	   Haptic Compass              http://www.sensebridge.net
Real-time location-based gaming	@caseorganic                     slideshare.net/caseorganic
mapattack.org	@caseorganic       slideshare.net/caseorganic
The best technologyis invisibleIt should get out of theway and connect people.
No longer this.
This!
Conclusions and    Future	   Making the invisible visible
Thank you	     Amber Case	http://caseorganic.com	case@caseorganic.com	    @caseorganic
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado
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Amber Case had trouble sleeping as far back as she can remember. When she was 4, she decided to do something about it. It involved thinking of her brain as a computer and manually shutting it down.

This talk covers various aspects of what it is like to be a connected human, the effect of connectivity on the brain and the need for digital downtime as well as the history and future of our increasing relationship with technology.

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Meditation and the Modern Cyborg - BGeeks Conference Keynote, Boulder, Colorado

  1. 1. Meditation and the Modern Cyborg Amber Case BG Conf 2012 Boulder, CO @caseorganic
  2. 2. we are all cyborgs
  3. 3. cyborg: an organism “to whichexogenous components havebeen added for the purpose of adapting to new ambientspaces”
  4. 4. Flickr: cybertoad
  5. 5. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/293670483_cbce23bdde_b.jpg Flickr: soylentgreen23
  6. 6. Flickr: cybertoad
  7. 7. Univac 1 ~1950’s ^^ iPhone ~2000’s >>
  8. 8. traditional anthropology
  9. 9. Flickr: futurestreetcyborg anthropology
  10. 10. ambient intimacy Leisa Reichelt
  11. 11. Hyperlinked Memories
  12. 12. Persistent Paleontology
  13. 13. Nick Rodrigues Email Garden, 2011
  14. 14. Panic architecture
  15. 15. Prosthetics and their discontents
  16. 16. Prosthetics and their discontents
  17. 17. Nick Rodrigues
  18. 18. I was okay withall of this…
  19. 19. Until this
  20. 20. I needed to sleep.
  21. 21. I needed to sleep. A lot.
  22. 22. And it reminded me of something
  23. 23. Insomnia at age 4
  24. 24. Shutting down the brain
  25. 25. Watching my dad’s computer + processes
  26. 26. Just like a computer (shut down)
  27. 27. Sometimes it failed First nightmares (order to chaos)
  28. 28. Then: diskdefragmentation
  29. 29. DiskDefragmentation
  30. 30. Fragmentation in Daily Life
  31. 31. Information Junk Food
  32. 32. My Brain Today
  33. 33. I became aSkinnerian Rat
  34. 34. Intermittentreinforcement
  35. 35. SelfReflection
  36. 36. Loss of the ability tomentally defragment
  37. 37. MentalDefragmentation Memory compression and sorting
  38. 38. Derek Zumbach Alpha Wave SynchronyFeedback Machine
  39. 39. Quantified Self
  40. 40. Of all of the newest technologiesfor finding friends or dating. I have many friends, I have a wife at theend of it all, the person I know least about is myself. - Jon Lebkowsky
  41. 41. Example: The SIMS
  42. 42. Example: HarvardHappiness Project
  43. 43. Making the Invisible Visible
  44. 44. Example: Aaron Parecki’s GPS Map of Portland
  45. 45. Approaching awarenesswith technology
  46. 46. Kids are totally and completely aware
  47. 47. Calm Technology Mark Weiser
  48. 48. •  Calm technology •  Actions as buttons •  Invisible interfaces •  Trigger-based interactions
  49. 49. HapticLocation Haptic Compass http://www.sensebridge.net
  50. 50. Real-time location-based gaming @caseorganic slideshare.net/caseorganic
  51. 51. mapattack.org @caseorganic slideshare.net/caseorganic
  52. 52. The best technologyis invisibleIt should get out of theway and connect people.
  53. 53. No longer this.
  54. 54. This!
  55. 55. Conclusions and Future Making the invisible visible
  56. 56. Thank you Amber Case http://caseorganic.com case@caseorganic.com @caseorganic
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