Tag Archives: biophilia

OUT NOW Paperback edition of ‘Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age’

When I published the Kindle edition of ‘Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age, I was quite surprised to find that lots of people I know don’t read e-books at all. They asked for a paperback version and I didn’t have one. But now I do.  It’s on sale at Amazon from today, so if you prefer paperbacks to e-books, now you can get one!

Is the paperback different from the e-book?

Just a tiny bit – the paperback includes a few images which were difficult to incorporate into the e-book. I’ve updated the structure and cover to match the paperback, so if you own an older copy of the e-book you’ll notice some changes to the way the content is organised, and some of the headings have changed, but basically it’s pretty much the same.

Buy the paperback

Digital Wellbeing Facebook Group

Join me in Facebook to discuss your own experiments and ideas on how we can feel better without logging off. There’s a lot to talk about!

 

The Biophilia Hypothesis – podcast from Stuff to Blow Your Mind @BLOWtheMIND

A quirky and complicated discussion of biophilia – what it is, why it is, and how it matters. Set aside an hour to just go with the flow as Robert Lamb and John McCormick roam the savannas of biophilic theory. Very enjoyable.

Find it at Stuff to Blow Your Mind: The Biophilia Hypothesis.

Guest Lecture at James Cook University, Singapore. ‘Living well with nature in a wired world’ 18 May 2017

I’m excited to be invited as a Visiting Professor this May at James Cook University, Singapore. As part of my work there I will present a public lecture on Thursday, 7pm 18 May 2017. If you’re in Singapore then and would like to come along, please follow the link below to the University website.

Living well with nature in a wired world: an introduction to technobiophilia
Do you worry that wired life is taking you away from nature? You may be surprised to learn that you could be getting your daily dose of the natural world through your screensaver, or in virtual reality, or simply by ‘liking’ pictures of sunsets on Facebook. This talk explains the concept of biophilia, the deep genetic memory of our early evolution in the ancient wild, and introduces the concept of technobiophilia. Dr Thomas explains how our ancestral attraction to nature can soothe our connected lives and help us to feel better without logging off.