Archive for the ‘Related thinking’Category

Your Brain On (and off) Computers

In this article from the NY Times, a group of neuroscientists float the San Juan River in Utah to carry on a dialog and explore the ways in which our addictions to modern communication and information technology change how we think and behave, and how a retreat into wilderness might reverse those effects.? I think it’s safe to say that Sigurd knew this in his gut, and that he would have enjoyed the conversation.? And the ride.

Click on the photo to link to the article, which incorporates video clips from their trip and some nice interactive features.

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08 2010

Natural Happiness

The self-centered case for environmentalism…

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Crab Lake 1997

In an article from the April 19th Sunday New York Times Magazine, Yale University Professor of Psychology Paul Bloom suggests that nature is worth preserving not only for the health of the planet and the survival of life as we know it, but purely for the sake of our own happiness.? He also talks about why there’s more to happiness than the latest technology or gadget.? This was basically Sigurd’s core belief, albeit from a somewhat more spiritual perspective, imbued in everything he ever wrote.? It’s also the central thesis of this documentary.? Follow the link to read the article:

“Natural Happiness” by Paul Bloom

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04 2009