Mindful Technology

Banishing Digital Distractions - An overview of #MindfulTech19


  • Claire Carter Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Bedfordshire


Claire Carter, Academic Library Liaison at the University of Bedfordshire, reports back on a recent Multimedia Information and Technology Group event addressing the issues around mindfulness and technology - #MindfulTech19. Are you at the beck and call of mobile? How many times a day do you check for updates and alerts? MMiT’s event was a rally cry to information professionals to take back control of technology and develop handling strategies to ensure that it doesn’t rule your life and diminish your impact and productivity in the workplace. Claire Carter’s report explores the interface between technology and wellbeing. Can mindfulness be utilised to ensure that we are in control of our digital destinies?

Keywords: Mindfulness, Wellbeing