What a cool guy Howard Rheingold is, with all his infotention-ing.
I mostly agree with Rheingold – in this day and age we are being exposed to so much information through the various media platforms we use, and in the words of Rheingold, we are “overloading” on this information.It has a lot to do with blocking out and filtering the information that we process throughout our daily lives, and Rheingold has actually developed a method to help people do this – smart guy.
I am hoping that I am able to do the filtering myself without needing this training though!!
“Infotention [is] a word I came up with to describe the psycho-social-techno skill/tools we all need to find our way online today, a mind-machine combination of brain-powered attention skills with computer-powered information” (Mindful Infotention: Dashboards, Radars, Filters, by the Howard Rheingold, SFGate, 2009).
I have just read this great blog about how to get students to practice Infotention mindfulness to get them to focus on the tasks at hand – something that would be very helpful to a lot of people I know that do a million things at once and have concentration issues (I might be talking about myself?)
(Right now I have been switching tabs between my blog and Facebook (infotention, anyone?), and continually losing my train of thought so I’m sorry if this is all jumbled.)