Humanities ComputingLess

What would it be like to work for a week without computers. Could we design a project where people would spend 5 working days without touching a computer and report back in the end about what it was like and what they learned.

There is someone who did this before – I must research this.

What would be the rules:

1. You can prepare for the week in any way you want. (Pringint PowerPoint transparencies…)

2. You can look at a screen if forced to, but you can’t touch a keyboard or mouse.

3. It should extend into your personal life – no games, no bank machines… Part of the issue is to discover all the ways computers make our work possible. (What do we do about cars and subways?)

4. You keep a paper journal during the week. This is scanned and an e-text is created. That becomes the output.