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Zen & The Art of Watching Television

Zen & The Art of Watching Television

Aug 30, 2013-- "I want you to watch TV with acute awareness, mindfulness, and precision. 1) Watch any TV show for 15 minutes without turning on the sound. 2) Watch any news program for 15 minutes without turning on the sound. 3) Watch the television set for one half-hour with out turning it on." This unconventional series of assignments was handed out to his students by a sociology professor who used it to jumpstart an exploration of how we as individuals and as a society, consume television programming. This excerpt from his article "Zen TV" shares more. (24246 reads)


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Take ActionConsider your own relationship to the screen (be it the television or your computer). This week experiment with bringing heightened awareness to how you interact with these mediums.



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