Tuesday 1st October – Cafe Scientifique Exclusive to mark our 1 year anniversary!

Professor Sue Thomas: Technobiophilia: How nature calms your wired life.

Why do we adorn our screens with pictures of forests, waterfalls, animals and beaches? Why are there so many nature metaphors in the language of the internet?  The answer lies in biophilia, the innate human attraction to life and life-like processes. Sue Thomas believes that nature can soothe our connected minds and offer unexpected benefits – an improved attention span, a rested mind, and enhanced creativity. So there’s no need to choose between technology and well-being – we can have both! This talk is about the best way to make our digital lives integrated, healthy, and mindful.

About our special guest speaker:

Sue Thomas was formerly Professor of New Media at De Montfort University. Now she lives in Bournemouth, where she writes and consults on digital well-being. Her new book ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace’ explains how contact with the natural world can help soothe our connected lives. www.suethomas.net

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday 1st October – Cafe Scientifique Exclusive to mark our 1 year anniversary!

  1. Pingback: How nature calms your wired life: #technobiophilia at Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth, Tue 1st Oct 2013 | Sue Thomas

  2. Pingback: Technobiophilia: How nature calms your wired life. Slides from Cafe Scientifique. | Sue Thomas

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