How nature calms your wired life: #technobiophilia at Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth, Tue 1st Oct 2013

Cafe Scientifique at the Cafe Boscanova

I’m very pleased to be invited to speak at the first anniversary of the Bournemouth Cafe Scientifique. The event will also be part of the Arts-by-the-Sea Festival. It will be the third time I’ve talked at a Cafe Scientifique – I’ve also spoken in Nottingham and Leicester years ago – and I love the concept. If you’ve never been, check out their website – there may be one near you.

How nature calms your wired life
Tuesday 1st October 2013
7.30pm-9.pm, doors are open from 6.30pm.
Cafe Boscanova, 650 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP

Why do we adorn our screens with pictures of forests, waterfalls, animals and beaches? Why are there so many nature metaphors in the language of the internet? The answer lies in biophilia, the innate human attraction to life and life-like processes. Sue Thomas believes that nature can soothe our connected minds and offer unexpected benefits – an improved attention span, a rested mind, and enhanced creativity. So there’s no need to choose between technology and well-being – we can have both! This talk is about the best way to make our digital lives integrated, healthy, and mindful.

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