April 11: Re-emergence/emergency walk – Digital Detox

See full February-May 2019 program for the walks here: Re-emergence/emergency walks spring 2019

Re-emergence/emergency walk – Digital Detox – Seeing, Living and Being in the World Beyond Black Mirrors

Theme, questions and framing by Ewa Livmar.

When: Thursday April 11 at 9.15-12.00

Where: Starting outside of CEMUS Library, Villavägen 16

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/W9guH6a3Yw7sHxdb2

Questions and framing
How much time per day do you spend looking at a screen? When was the last time you completed your tasks and/or to-do lists on time without procrastinating? The digital world is a distraction that easily gets in the way of managing our time. Are we wasting too much time on something that doesn’t matter in the long run? The cognitive neuroscientist, Katarina Gospic talks about how parents screentime affect childrens language use, empathy and ability to bond with parents. She deals with the needs and functions of the human brain, and addresses how the brain is prone to fast feedback and fast rewards and how this is problematic if we want a diffrent result from our behaviour in the long run. Acting upon the impulses of fast reward are very strong and Gospic talks about how to find strategies for long term decisions. In her latest book Hjärnbalans she proposes that people should consider digital detox, to become aware of their actual use of digital devices and the effect on their lives, to be able to make more informed decisions rather than being hi-jacked by the allure of the digital world.

  • What health related problems do we see in a digitally sped up society?
  • What are we demanding in our work environments today in terms of efficiency, multitasking and quick email responses?
  • In regards to climate change and the need for more sufficient approaches to societal change is digital detox something to consider?


The walk will start outside of CEMUS, Villavägen 16 at 9.15 (be there a couple of minutes before 9.15). We will walk through Stadsskogen into Håga Valley and back. We will find a place to sit down for fika, so bring your own fika (thermos of coffee or tea and/or some food to share).


Background-video/presentation and starting points

We live today not in the digital, not in the physical, but in the kind of minestrone that our mind makes of the two.

– Paola Antonelli

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

– Henry David Thoreau

You can take all the pictures you want, but you can never relive the moment the same way.

– Audrey Regan