At age 17, Seth Bunev gave away his phone and computer. He was concerned about digital media’s impacts on himself and his peers, and wanted to unravel the ways growing up with these technologies had shaped his mind and emotions. He spent four years offline as part of this quest.
Seth’s new book, Screenfarers: Nurturing Deliberate Action in a Digital World, is a practical guide to using the internet without being used, and passing this skill on to others. It combines insights from his time offline, his work as an outdoor educator, and research into the history and psychology of so-called “persuasive design.”