fieldwork

While researching digital disconnection and the impact of smartphones, we encountered numerous articles, studies, and news stories.
This curated collection offers information on both the challenges and benefits of making a change.

 
Medium Magazine (photo credit: Henrik Sorensen/DigitalVision/Getty)

Medium Magazine (photo credit: Henrik Sorensen/DigitalVision/Getty)

Tech Titans Dish Advice About
Phone Addiction

Your phone is training you to be its servant.
Here’s how to fight back.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

have smartphones
destroyed a generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review

5 Ways to Counteract Your
Smartphone Addiction

We are living in an era of technology obsession and smartphone addiction.

Inc. Magazine

Inc. Magazine

The Incredible Brain Benefits of Silence

Scientists were shocked to discover the outsize impact of silence on the brain. You will be too.

Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine

EVEN TEENS WORRY THAT TEENS ARE ADDICTED TO THEIR PHONES

American teenagers have  a complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with their smartphones—just like the rest of us.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools

‘Children don’t have the maturity’ for smartphones, a French mother says. ‘Some adults don’t either.’

Ted | Ideas Worth Spreading

Ted | Ideas Worth Spreading

Tristan harris | Ted  april 2017

A handful of people working at a handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions.

Popular Science (image: Deposit Photos)

Popular Science (image: Deposit Photos)

Screens are killing your eyeballs,
and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning. Screens are killing your eyeballs.

Forbes.com

Forbes.com

Phone Addiction Is Real -- And So Are Its Mental Health Risks

A lot of us must be wondering if we're hooked on our tech

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Smartphones and tablets are causing mental health problems in children

Just an hour a day looking at a device's screen could damage mental health.

60 Minutes | CBS News

60 Minutes | CBS News

Phones, tablets, and impact on kids

60 Minutes has been asking: What impact do mobile devices have on the brain? The most recent report goes inside a groundbreaking study of young minds

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in 2017. (photo credit: Steven Senne/AP)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in 2017. (photo credit: Steven Senne/AP)

Deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier, study finds

Around the world, more than 2.3 billion people are on Facebook, actively communicating and posting and consuming on the platform.

Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine

THE WIRED GUIDE TO INTERNET ADDICTION

Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh.

Scientific American ( photo credit:   John Lund Getty Images )

Scientific American (photo credit: John Lund Getty Images)

Are Digital Devices Altering
Our Brains?

Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent.

Health.com

Health.com

7 Scary Things You Never Knew About Cell Phone Addiction

Yes, it's real. And it's worse than you think.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Cell phones ARE linked to cancer, landmark study finds

Results show 'clear evidence' of tumor growth after repeated exposure to radiation.

Bennett Nestok article ( Image courtesy of Jeriko Online)

Bennett Nestok article (Image courtesy of Jeriko Online)

Staring into Rectangles

If a spaceship filled with advanced alien life forms ever covertly visited Earth in order to study humankind, they would immediately take note of our obsession with rectangles.

Cal Newport (Photo: Penny Gray Photography)

Cal Newport (Photo: Penny Gray Photography)

Are you looking at your screen too often? Here's how to declutter your digital life

In Marie Kondo's books and Netflix show about tidying up, she encourages people to discard items that don't "spark joy" to remove physical clutter from their lives. Now, imagine doing that with your digital use – and holding on to your books.

The Washington Post (image: iStock)

The Washington Post (image: iStock)

I went through a week-long ‘phone cleanse.’ It was harder than I thought.

Trying to cut back on your phone use can be really, really hard.

Vox.com

Vox.com

It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.

The three design elements that make smartphones so hard to put down.

NY TImes

NY TImes

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones.”

Inc.

Inc.

Doctors Are Now Prescribing Time in Nature and Visits to Art Museums

New programs in Canada and the U.K. aim
to heal with art and nature.

Arianna Huffington (Image credit: Slaven Vlasic | Getty Images)

Arianna Huffington (Image credit: Slaven Vlasic | Getty Images)

tech drivers

Arianna Huffington on the next big thing in tech:
Disconnecting from it.