return to offline living via corporate
speaking engagements, columns, retreats, the sale of old-school products
such as alarm clocks and notepads, and
a line of graphic clothing sold at
Urban Outfitters and other locations.
Jess Davis, founder of Brooklynbased Folk Rebellion, was a digital
brand strategist who began to suffer
from symptoms such as lethargy and
brain fog that a series of
from doctors to holistic practitioners
to diagnose or
cure. It until Davis went on a
family vacation to Hawaii and her husband made her hand over her devices
that the fog began to lift.
the eighth day, I woke up and it
was the most naturally I had woken up
in decades. With the smell of the ocean
outside, I just sat up and I felt amazing.
It was this big she says.
was burned out, and I believe it was from
overcommunication and always being
on, never really giving myself a
Davis returned from Hawaii and
was in her fi rst meeting at work when
she realized that her full-time job was
going to send her right back to where
started before vacation. So she
quit. Just like that.
Most of these including
Davis and Digital Detox founder Levi
Felix, say not antitechnology
but are looking at ways of incorporating technology into our daily lives that
suck quite as much life out of us.
Like instituting set times for replying
to work emails, for example, rather than
just always responding to emails.
Likewise, other companies are creating new tools to help us manage our digital intake. Apps such as Moment (iOS)
and AppDetox (Android) let users track
and manage their smartphone use according to their own set limits. Londonbased Vinaya, in addition to conducting
research on the effects of technology
on our brains and behavior, creates
striking jewelry that vibrates when
you get messages or calls from your
personal VIPs, curating a tether to
your smartphone and theoretically
allowing you to relax a little bit.
ision is a future where
technology, of course, touches ever
waking moment, but does so in a way
that detract from human
evolution; a future where technology
is invisible, like is
ever present, but yet we think
about says Vinaya founder Kate
Unsworth, who was previously a management consultant but had started to
feel as if technology was taking over.
was spending time with people
face to face and I really Unsworth says. wanted to
create technology that is seamlessly
integrated into allowing
them to stay connected without being distracted.
Leisure Luxury in the Age of Nero
Now December 31, 2016
catastrophic eruption destroyed the seaside villas of
some of wealthiest citizens. Come see the artifacts of
leisure and luxury that are all that remain of Oplontis. Join us at
MOR, one of only three museums in the U.S. to host this stirring
exhibit of artifacts that have never left Italy before.
Marble Statue of Centaur with Boar
This exhibition is organized and circulated by The
University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
in cooperation with the Ministero dei Beni delle
Culturali del Turismo and the Soprintendenza Speciale
per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano Stabia.
And numerous private donors