FYS 105 Mindfulness in the Digital Age

This class will explore the practice of mindfulness meditation and will apply it to our daily lives and our interactions with the modern world. In particular, the class will provide an opportunity for us to investigate the role of technology in supporting what is most meaningful to us as human beings. We will discuss the social implications of Cell Phones, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Netflix and other technological innovations. We will also talk about our ultimate goals for technology and how we, as citizens, can take part in the governance and control of new technology. Finally, we will discuss what our experiences with mindfulness meditation might be able to teach us about new possibilities and ways of organizing our social and political future.