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My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Technology Fast

If you are reading this, I am away from my computer right now. And my cell phone. And my iPod.

I’m writing this Thursday morning, but it will be published at the start of our Lenten Technology Fast. The Butler Catholic Community is hosting a fast from communication and entertainment technology from Thursday evening to Friday evening, followed by a Peace Walk and a dinner at the Center for Faith and Vocation (aka, the Blue House). The event is open to the entire campus.

Random photo of the BCC Mardi Gras dinner inside the Blue House

As the Catholic priest on campus, Fr. Jeff, says, the purpose of the fast is not to “diss” or dismiss technology. It is to stop using it long enough for us to realize how much we rely on it, how much time goes into it. It should be interesting.

Technology use for schoolwork is exempt from the fast, but I think I’ll be able to put off any tech-related work for the weekend. I’m unplugging. Are you?

Ironically, we have a Facebook event page.

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  3. Olivia says:

    Yes, I don’t think I’d like it for longer than a day, but I definitely think I’ll be more aware of my tech use now. It was rather liberating, even though I did have to plan everything in advance.

  4. Kristen says:

    I did this a few weeks ago for one day…it was awesome! Technology fasts are sometimes needed to actually get some good r&r.

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