Digital Minimalism

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: · Rethink your relationship with social media · Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains · Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist. ---------------- 'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard 'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times 'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday 'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind
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Summary Guide Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World Book by Cal Newport

Author: Cityprint

Publisher: Independently Published


Category: Study Aids

Page: 34

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____________________________________NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the original book: https: // BOOK: Dіgіtаl Minimalism is a hаndу guide tо nаvіgаtіng tоdау'ѕ mеdіа lаndѕсаре, whеrе mаnу bіllіоn-dоllаr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ аrе eager tо kеер thеіr еуеѕ as fосuѕеd оn thеіr рlаtfоrmѕ аѕ possible. Fоrtunаtеlу, thеrе is grоwіng ѕkерtісіѕm аbоut new tесhnоlоgіеѕ аnd dіgіtаl media. Pеорlе are eager to rеgаіn thеіr аutоnоmу аnd, as lоng аѕ thеу live thеrе, lіvе a mоrе ѕаtіѕfуіng and healthy life. With these tооlѕ аnd mеthоdѕ, you too саn recover thе аttеntіоn and рrоduсtіvіtу that come frоm the decline оf new technologies.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cal Nеwроrt is a рrоfеѕѕоr аt Gеоrgеtоwn Unіvеrѕіtу, whеrе hе tеасhеѕ соmрutеr ѕсіеnсе and оftеn wrіtеѕ аbоut thе іmрасt of tесhnоlоgу on our dаіlу lіvеѕ. Hіѕ рrеvіоuѕ wоrkѕ іnсludе Dеер Wоrk: Rulеѕ for Tаrgеtеd Success іn a Dіѕtrасtеd World (2016).INTRODUCTION: Ovеr the lаѕt twеntу уеаrѕ, mаnу tесhnоlоgісаl features hаvе been put forward, but thе "Like" buttоn mау not bе something that immediately соmеѕ to mind. When thіѕ approval snap ѕtаrtеd іn 2007, on the lоng-fоrgоttеn FrіеndFееd ѕосіаl feed аggrеgаtоr, іt was quickly a matter оf tіmе before it became a standard fеаturе оn аll ѕосіаl mеdіа рlаtfоrmѕ at come. Aftеr аll, this ѕіmрlе fеаturе, along wіth the еndlеѕѕ notifications іt gеnеrаtеѕ, іѕ a grеаt way tо соllесt data аbоut our preferences аnd bеhаvіоrѕ and kеер uѕеrѕ соnnесtеd. It's nо wonder thаt реорlе аrе fіnаllу ѕtаrtіng to рuѕh bасk ѕосіаl media аnd recognize thаt these technologies саn do more hаrm thаn gооd. Indeed, regular rеѕеаrсh hаѕ opened our еуеѕ tо the mаnу nеgаtіvе effects of ѕосіаl mеdіа аnd ѕmаrtрhоnеѕ. In thіѕ book, Prоfеѕѕоr Cаl Nеwроrt hаѕ соnduсtеd hіѕ own еxреrіеnсе. 1,600 volunteers followed іtѕ guіdеlіnеѕ durіng a technological sabbatical mоnth, рrоvіdіng vаluаblе feedback. Thе rеѕult оf thіѕ ѕtudу іѕ digital minimalism: a wау tо ѕtер back frоm thе оnѕlаught оf dіgіtаl dіѕtrасtіоnѕ and fіnd a mоrе ѕаtіѕfуіng аnd rеwаrdіng wау оf life. In these summary guide, you wіll dіѕсоvеr -How ѕосіаl mеdіа іѕ like big tоbассо -Hоw thе Amish саn hеlр you bеttеr uѕе уоur smartphone; аnd -How уоur аttеntіоn has become mоrе valuable thаn oil.
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Summary & Analysis of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World - A Guide to the Book by Cal Newport

Author: Zip Reads

Publisher: Independently Published


Category: Study Aids

Page: 38

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https: // In Digital Minimalism, author Cal Newport explains how you can experience a massive positive transformation in your life by ruthlessly cutting down on the time you spend online. Learn how to ditch the screen and get your life back. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter The cause and foundation of digital additiction Actionable practices to break the social media cycle Tips for fighting "digital withdrawal" Editorial Review Background on Cal Newport About the Original Book: Cal Newport argues the case for moderation when it comes to interacting with digital devices. He explores in great detail what digital minimalism entails, why it's so effective, and how you can implement this approach to enjoy a simple and satisfying life. The book includes real-life examples of people who have embraced some form of digital minimalism and lived to tell the tale. His ruthless approach will leave you unnerved at first, but once you understand its impact, you will never go back to your bad old habits again...unless you want to. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link https: // to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Amazing Secrets of Digital Minimalism

Author: Glenda R. Romero

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



Page: 38

View: 313

Your digital space is just as important for your wellbeing as your physical space. So when your computer is filled with junk, your files are all over the place and your social media presence is a mess, it's impossible to stay organized and get anything done! With this unique practical guide you can learn how to be organized and declutter your digital space for maximum efficiency and peace of mind. The book will teach you amazing organization hacks that will help you manage your devices and get organized so you can simplify your life. From putting your files and folders in order to dealing with cookies, bookmarks and passwords, this book will train your on time management and organization skills for maximum efficiency. This easy-to-understand guide to minimalist living will give you unique tips to keep an organized computer and an organized mind through the power of habit. So what are you waiting for? Get Yours Now And Get Rid Of All The Clutter!

The Digital Musician

Author: Andrew Hugill

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 313

View: 823

The Digital Musician is a textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. It provides an overview of sound properties, acoustics, digital music, and sound design as a basis for understanding the compositional possibilities that new music technologies allow. Creative projects allow students to apply key concepts covered in each chapter. Topics covered include hardware hacking, live coding, interactive music, sound manipulation and transformation, software instruments, networked performance, as well as critical listening and analysis. Features Readers Guides outline the major topics in each chapter Project boxes for both individuals and groups throughout each chapter Annotated Listening Lists for each chapter, with accompanying playlists on the companion website Recommended Further Reading and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter Case studies of actual composers, with contributed projects Companion website includes reading lists, links to audio and video, and slides for use in the classroom.

A Theory of Minimalism

Author: Marc Botha

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, minimalism's influence was immediate, pervasive and lasting, significantly changing the way we hear music, see art and read literature. In The Theory of Minimalism, Marc Botha offers the first general theory of minimalism, equally applicable to literature, the visual arts and music. He argues that minimalism establishes an aesthetic paradigm for rethinking realism in genuinely radical terms. In dialogue with thinkers from both the analytic and continental traditions – including Kant, Danto, Agamben, Badiou and Meillassoux – Botha develops a constellation of concepts which together encapsulate the transhistorcial and transdisciplinary reach of minimalism. Illustrated by a range of historical, canonical and contemporary minimalist works of different media, from the caves of early Christian ascetics to Samuel Beckett's late prose, Botha offers a bold and provocative argument which will equip readers with the tools to engage critically with past, present and future minimalism, and to recognize how, in a culture caught between the poles of excess and austerity, minimalism still matters.
Social Science

Audio Culture

Author: Christoph Cox

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 323

Contributions : Brian Eno, John Cage, Jacques Attali, Umberto Eco, Christian Marclay, Simon Reynolds, Pierre Schaeffer, Marshall MCLuhan, Derek Bailey, Pauline Oliveros, Tony Conrad, David Toop... etc.

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

Author: Mario Carpo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 107

Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture hasalready gone through several stages and phases. ArchitecturalDesign (AD) has captured them all – from foldingto cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning toscripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. Ithas recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vividdocumentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucialarchitectural and theoretical developments. This anthology ofAD’s most salient articles is chronologically andthematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline ofthe recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design andproduction. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recenthistory of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essayand in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogicaland research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis alsorelates the present state of digitality in architecture to thehistory and theory of its recent development and trends, and raisesissues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of thedesign professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by oneof its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, JohnFrazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and PatrikSchumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim,Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.

Gunter Jacki

Author: Günter Jacki

Publisher: Ernst J Wasmuth


Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 564

"Good design is beholden to a constant longing for beauty, shuns accommodation to fashion and temporary effects, and searches for enduring, basic 'rightness.'" So says Günter Jacki, the influential German Professor of design communication. Though Jacki was trained in the "Stuttgart School" tradition, enduring painstaking exercises in classical penmanship, font design, typesetting, book layout, illustration, engraving, and brand, symbol and poster design, he has always eschewed the path of marketability and profit in favor of a more conceptual approach. The search for a correspondence of imagination and representation in all design endeavors is the focus of this first comprehensive publication on Jacki's work. Featuring 700 images gathered over 210 pages, this volume includes not only the most exemplary of Jacki's own design concepts for books, catalogues, symbols fonts, packaging, posters and stamps, but also select projects from his students.
House & Home

Minimalist Living: Declutter Your Home, Schedule & Digital Life for Simple Living (and Discover Why Less is More)

Author: Aston Sanderson

Publisher: Aston Sanderson


Category: House & Home

Page: 56

View: 133

Save your life from your stuffwith minimalist living in this #1 Amazon Best Seller Declutter your home. Live simply. Save money. Learn mental tricks to want what you already have, instead of always craving more. Minimalism doesn’t mean you live in a bare apartment and own three shirts. Minimalism means cutting out the things in your life that waste your time, energy and money, so you can spend time on the things you love and cherish most. It’s true: Less is more. NEW 2nd Edition: Updated & Expanded. Now includes 30% more content and an interview with the author If you buy “Minimalist Living,” you will: Declutter your home, declutter your closet and declutter your mind Want what you already have Quit the shopping addiction Live a more full and creative life with frugal living Learn how to practice simple living but also live a life of abundance Harness mindfulness and gratitude to live a happier life Discover how less is more with minimalism Don't waste another day buried under things. Live a life of beauty, engagement, simplicity, and abundance with minimalism. Buy “Minimalist Living” today to learn how to declutter your home, save time, digitally detox and live a life of true meaning.