Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Silicon Valley, CA
I study people, technology, and the worlds they make. I'm currently writing REST: HOW DOING LESS GETS MORE DONE for Basic Books in the US, and numerous publishers elsewhere. It makes the case that we should rethink the relationship between work and rest; recognize that rest is a skill; and treat rest with respect. My last book, THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION (Little, Brown & Co, 2013), focused on contemplative computing, the effort to create technologies and practices that help users be mindful and focused, not anxious and distracted.