Very interesting discussion on what happens we lack time for boredom.
Interactive and Experience Research Director, Intel
- Had a doctorate in cultural anthropology
- Designs next generation experiences connected device experiences at Intel
- Will We Ever Be Bored Again? And why it might matter.
- Want to make a plea for boredom, and why.
- At Hong Kong Airport. Every single person had a mobile device in their hand.
- There’s a promise that there will never be nothing to do again. There will never be a moment of boredom.
- As a cultural anthropologist, talking to people, she’s hearing that everyone says they are overwhelmed.
- Is there anything we can do about that?
- Charles Dickens in the book The Bleak House, coined the word boredom in 1852. It never existed before.
- Choice and boredom are interconnected. Before 1852, there was no leisure time.
- Some philosophers say boredom is a fundamental state of being.
- If you study people’s brains when they are bored, their brains are literally lit up with activity.
- There’s some important about the boredom of our childhood.
- We’re no longer bored on train platforms.
- Teenagers are bored. When teenagers get drivers license, they like to get together and be bored together.
- Devices are very needy. They need to be plugged in, connected, have passwords, be updated.
- When we get up in the morning we all check some form of digital communication: texts or facebook or email.
- what would it take to wake boredom up? what would it mean not to be connected? not surfing the internet, not downloading an app. let’s embrace being bored.
- there’s something about being bored that is incredibly rich. that propels us to be inventive, to be creative.
- how do we choose to spend our time.
- “go out and get bored!”