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Transcript of WBDM
Prof Aharon (Roni) Aviram
Director, Center for Futurism in Eduction
Ben-Gurion Univesity of the Negev, Israel
February 17-19, 2015
What is Well-Being?
Quality of distribution
Does the empowerment process applied on
the individual object or the environment?
Is it one variable or a collection of parameters (Temperature : Climate)
How do we measure this?
How do we empower and develop it?
The good life
from the discourse
No public policy
The Hedonist assumption
Richer = Happier
realization of needs
every one to himself
The engine for "Progress"
Understanding this is wrong
sobering up from this conception (the paradox of affluence)
Became dominant a decade ago
GDP an industry of measuring
and adopting a new standard for happiness/well-being in addition to GDP
(about 20 years ago...)
Lack of psychological pathologies
is no longer
identified with happiness
as a result
what are the problems and
how do we treat them
what are the origin of happiness?
Health & Medicine
Why in Digital Media?
Digital media took over all areas of life
communication, economic, urban, environment, civil, medicine, etc...
there's no academic discourse on
Well-Being in Digital Media
and now's the time.
for your attention