Experiment with Standing and Computing

I get it, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. If I stand more and sit less, I stand (pun intended) to live a longer life. Gupta covered the latest study from the American Cancer Society here, and the study has been picked up by other online sites, too.

I am going to give it a try by reducing how much time I spend sitting in front of my computer. I can’t realistically do away with my computing time, but I can stand more while I am using my MacBook. Thus, I stationed my Ikea Vika Amon desk on top of two plastic bins (currently full of Lego bricks and three older Lego Space Shuttles), which you can see above. I will report back about my experiment in the future.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.