Focus & Digital Balance

Blogging about Digital Detox and unplugging, customizing our connectivity, new technologies, distraction management, and a healthy lifestyle in our hyperconnected world

Establishing Distinctions: OFFTIME sits down with Sarah Genner

sarah genner offtime interview

This week, we had the pleasure of inviting Sarah Genner over for an exchange of ideas, and a little Q&A. Sarah Genner is a researcher in the field of media psychology- but hails from a diverse academic background that also includes media studies, communications, political science, and linguistics. She’s about to complete her PhD at Zurich University, and in September she’ll take up a guest posting at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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The Power of Unlugging: The Wider Discussion at re:publica and beyond


At ( OFFTIME ), we strive to promote active discourse on how we want to live and work in this hyperconnected world. Wherever we go, we bring the discussion with us, and re:publica 14 was no exception. We got people thinking and talking about information overload, the benefits of unplugging, and their on/off-line balance using different mediums. Here’s how: Continue reading

RE/CONNECT at re:publica 14 – RECAP


In partnership with simyo, ( OFFTIME ) proudly hosted the RE/CONNECT space at re:publica 14, one of Europe’s largest social media conferences. As digital revellers of every species made their way around the conference, over five hundred gravitated towards the RE/CONNECT space to take a little time out, and to make a statement about their on/off-line lives. RE/CONNECT was also the setting for the successful launch of our app, ‘( OFFTIME ) Preview’. Continue reading


On-/Offline Pictures & Statements:
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re:publica - RE/CONNECT

re:publica 14 - INTO THE WILD

Check out the RECONNECT space to relax, recharge your phone,and grab a free detox drink at the re:publica 2014. Take a load off, and let’s talk about being connected, disconnecting, and reconnecting with the things that matter.

re:publica, RECONNECT Space, Tue 6.5. & Wed 7.5., 10 am – 5 pm

Brought to you by ( OFFTIME ) & Simyo.

The Big Picture

The digital world has become by Smartphone & Co to our constant companion – and requires constant attention. We can work anywhere, but work and leisure can hardly be separated. We are pioneers, but we are constantly looking for guidance. We’re just at the beginning of a new age and doubt but how we can make working and communicating a positive culture of an era. The smartphone as the primary contact when standing up – shall our future look like this? How do we want to spend our life and its best moments together? How can you keep balanced in an ever faster and hyperconnected world? How do we want to live and work in our hyperconnected world?  Continue reading