"The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World" (Encore Presentation)

Jul 17, 2015

(Note: This interview originally aired back in March.) Why are we so addicted to our cell phones, Facebook pages, email In Boxes, and so forth? Some say it's a culture-wide (and incurable?) case of "FOMO" -- as in, fear of missing out. On this installment of ST, we explore that fear by speaking with Christina Crook, a Canadian journalist. Back in 2012, Crook disabled the data on her smartphone, turned off her email, and entirely avoided the Internet for 31 days. That experience is chronicled in her book, "The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World," which she discusses with us today. As was noted of this book by TreeHugger.com: "Written as a sort of meditative guidebook, complete with Chapter Challenge questions at the end of each section designed to encourage self-examination and critical thought, 'The Joy of Missing Out' is chock-full of interesting (and alarming) research, critiques of digital assumptions, revealing insights, and inspiring quotes...." You can learn more about this book -- and can hear a free, on-demand mp3 stream of our StudioTulsa interview with the book's author -- at this link.