No Time to Think

For nearly two decades, first at Xerox PARC and now at the University of Washington, I have been investigating the challenge of achieving contemplative balance–how as individuals and as a society we might live healthy, reflective, and productive life while participating in an accelerating, information-saturated culture. Some of this work, philosophical and historical in nature, has inquired into the causes of today’s “acceleration of just about everything” (to borrow the subtitle of James Gleick’s book, Faster) and has explored what contemplative balance might mean. Examples of this work include: