Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ann Light,
Dr Simon Bowen
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We contemplate paths between form and formlessness as a middle way between digital technology for mindfulness, and mindfulness without digital technology, thereby inviting alternative departure points with interactive systems. In doing so, we step into a contested yet potentially fertile arena to challenge the handling, analysis and reporting of the relationship between mindfulness and technology and the methods used to interrogate it. Through the documenting of the authors' own creative practices (video, photography, and gardening), material traces and written vignettes of our experiments are presented to stimulate resonances and evoke mindfulness with readers. We also question the form of conference papers to consider how we can best share formless states of being in discussing their relevance for design. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).
Author(s): Akama Y, Light A, Bowen S
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Year of Conference: 2017
Online publication date: 10/06/2017
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
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