5 Interesting Articles About Offline Dystopia
Tap into parts of the brain that are often unreachable when we are connected
Fail Fast is a digital experience agency that formed while simulating an offline dystopia. We brought 15 creatives from our team to an abandoned castle outside of Barcelona. We stripped away all forms of technology and spent the weekend in complete disconnection. The goal of the weekend: to build a new brand of innovation and the birth of Fail Fast.
Contrary to utopia, dystopia refers to an undesirable imaginary world. We wanted to simulate an experience where technology was completely inaccessible. In the case of Fail Fast, this offline dystopia allowed us to tap in and generate interesting outcomes in the construction of the new brand from methods impossible to recreate in our day to day workflows.
What if an occasional offline dystopia allowed us to be better and increase our potential? We share 5 articles that support occasional offline dystopia as something fundamental for driving creativity forward.
Ready to go offline?
Being always connected is the same as always having interruptions. How are you efficient if there are a million distractions around you? Increase your concentration by disconnecting to achieve quality and uninterrupted workflows. We propose that you read an offline article about the importance of disconnection. So, click here and switch off the WI-FI.
How Offline Dystopia would improve the creativity in kids
How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus
Should we be memorizing information or simply remembering where the information comes from? This is the question in today’s world of 24/7 access to information.
Technology is changing the way children interact with the world. It is not for better or for worse, it is simply different. Children no longer need to memorize textbooks of information, which is changing the way they learn and retain information. According to this article, it is a possibility that not having to retain information in our brain may allow us to engage in more “higher-order” processing such as contemplation, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Attention Spans In The Age Of Technology
There is growing concern from parents worldwide that their children are unable to complete a task or maintain focus. Is it ADHD or technology overload? The lack of attention is a common situation in the age of technology where there are millions of distractions. Could it be ADHD or technology overload?
The prevalence of ADHD in children ages 4 to 17 years represents a dramatic increase in the last 30 years. This article aims to decipher whether or not we are over-diagnosing what is really a simple technology overload and exhaustion. In any case, disconnecting from technology could improve our children’s attention spans, without filling any prescriptions.
And if Offline Dystopia allows us to be more productive?
Design for Offline
According to Google, nearly 1.6 billion people around the world live outside the range of mobile internet networks. Millions more bounce in and out of network connectivity when on-the-go. Are offline audiences being accounted for in digital marketing strategies? If you are interested in accessibility and eliminating the digital divide, take this opportunity and make your product come alive with the offline design!
The Case for Doing Nothing
According to Sandi Mann, a psychologist at the University of Central Lancashire in Britain, Niksen is simply not doing the things we should be doing.
Technology offers us an infinite supply of activities to fill our time and our mind. The Niksen concept advocates that doing nothing can actually improve productivity, efficiency, and attention. And most importantly, practicing Niksen requires one to be completely disconnected with a blank mind. Discover it!