Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

SSEL Lecture Series

Age of Mindfulness: Technology as Guide and Mentor

Jasprit Singh

Professor
UM, EECS and Applied Physics
 
Friday, April 06, 2012
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 1500, EECS Bldg., 1301 Beal Ave.

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We encourage interested people to attend. Engineers/Humanists/Entrepreneurs ... all Welcome! Refreshments will be served

About the Event

Agriculture age, industrial age, information age, E-commerce age and the age of robotic manufacturing – what is next? As technology creates abundance and excess (of food, goods, gadgets, information and new experiences) human wellness increasingly depends on mindfulness. In developed countries human discomfort is already being driven primarily by the mind. Technologies of imaging applied by neuroscientists show that the age of mindfulness is coming. Neuroscience, meditation, yoga and culture will couple with technologies of imaging and processing to allow us to better understand and control our mind wellness. As with the birth of other ages this will cause agonies and opportunities.

Biography

Jasprit Singh (UM Professor, EECS and Applied Physics) explores using semiconductors for technologies that form the basis of The Knowledge Age. His additional research interests blend technology and ideas from yoga to explore new designs and practices intended to answer the question, How can the intersection of best lessons in technology and yoga reduce the gap between knowledge and action? The answers would lead towards practices and technologies that enhance mindfulness.

Additional Information

Contact: Jasprit Singh

Phone: (734) 834-0507

Email: singh@umich.edu

Sponsor: EECS / SSEL

Open to: Public

Web Page: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/eecs/events/ssel_lecture_series/