boredom

Dare to be Dull

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People protesting the most recent democratic election

The time has come for a modest proposal. Everyone everywhere is told to have a ’cause’ or something they must rail against or for. At the same time we are also told to keep out religious views private. While this is contrary viewpoints, it is not to the world – who does not see that everyone has worldviews, some of which are based in reality. What is this modest proposal that can change the world: Enjoy the gift of appearing dull and enjoy the pleasure of being ‘bored’. (more…)

Repost – In Pursuit of Boredom

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An interesting piece of research came across my attention the other day. It was research done studying when people are board by monitoring smart phone usage: http://pielot.org/pubs/Pielot2015-UbiComp-Boredom-Detection.pdf.

Here is an except from the introduction: (more…)

In Pursuit of Boredom

japan-train-phone

An interesting piece of research came across my attention the other day. It was research done studying when people are board by monitoring smart phone usage: http://pielot.org/pubs/Pielot2015-UbiComp-Boredom-Detection.pdf.

Here is an except from the introduction: (more…)