Resources

Want to learn more about unplugging?

BOOKS

Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Reprint edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. Amazon’s Nicholas Carr Page here

Steyer, James P. Talking Back to Facebook: The Common Sense Guide to Raising Kids in the Digital Age. New York, NY: Scribner Book Company, 2012.
Amazon’s James P. Steyer Page here

Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. 3rd ed. edition. Basic Books, 2017.

———. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. New York: Penguin Books, 2016.
Amazon’s Sherry Turkle Page here

Alter, Adam. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked. Reprint edition. Penguin Books, 2018.
Amazon’s Adam Alter Page here

ARTICLES

Social Media have one promise: to make us being more connected to one another. In this long and insightful article, Stephen Marche explains how social media are actually making us more lonely

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/05/is-facebook-making-us-lonely/308930/

Andrew Sullivan, once a tech guru, gives here a powerful testimony and explained how he became addicted to his mobile device (and social media)

http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-technology-almost-killed-me.html

REPORTS

“Coming of Age on Screens.” Crowd DNA, Facebook IQ, May 2014. https://www.facebook.com/iq/articles/coming-of-age-on-screens

DOCUMENTARIES

https://www.screenagersmovie.com

TALKS

Antonin Ficatier, Addiction to Mobile Phones
Short Talk given to Radio HKCC, Hong Kong, October 2018.

Antonin Ficatier, Virtual Morality
Talk given to the Men’s Fellowship of Hong Kong, at The Hong Kong Club, July 2017.

Antonin Ficatier, Go Into Your Room and Shut Your Door
Talk given to the Men’s Fellowship of Hong Kong, at The Hong Kong Club, June 2017.