Put down that smart phone! All too often, we allow digital life to overtake real life: we use devices to entertain children, and ignore our friends across the table to look at a (probably meaningless) e-mail, post, or text. Unplugged helps you disconnect and regain a healthy balance between your human relationships and technology. It includes step-by-step plans for minutes-long, hour-long, day-long, and weekend detoxing programs; interviews with celebrities like Arianna Huffington (founder of The Huffington Post) and Lewis Lapham (founder of Lapham’s Quarterly) who have addressed the issue; and “mindfulness” techniques that teach you how to manage your online world in a healthy way.
About the Author:
Orianna Fielding is a designer, author, broadcaster, curator, and retailer. After graduating from Central Saint Martins, London, she worked in graphic and retail design and has appeared on numerous British TV programs in her capacity as an interior designer, such as ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover and Richard & Judy. Her work has been featured in several magazines, including Elle Decoration, Wallpaper, and World of Interiors. She has also written two interior design books: Lofts: Living in Space (Universe), and Modern Eclectic (Mitchell Beazley). She lives in New York City and London.