On Thursday, November 6, the Princeton Atelier will present consultant and innovator Alex Pang lecturing on “Contemplative Computing: Reclaiming Attention in the Age of Distraction” as part of the fall Atelier course “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now” taught by theatre director Marianne Weems. Pang’s lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.
Alex Pang studies people, technology, and the worlds they make. He is an advocate for contemplate computing, the effort to design information technologies and experiences that do not distract us and fracture our attention, but rather help us focus, concentrate, and be creative. His latest book, The Distraction Addiction, was published by Little Brown in 2013 and has been translated into five languages. Alex works as a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Silicon Valley think-tank. He received a Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.