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Slow media: why "slow" is satisfying, sustainable, and smart, by Jennifer Rauch

January 27, 2019

Today we have a different relationship to media technology and to information in general. We are connected to the news media, to our jobs, and to each other, 24 hours a day. But many people find their mediated lives to be too fast, too digital, too disposable, and too distracted. The book responds to this new reality by examining innovative theories and practices which can foster social and environmental sustainability. Jennifer Rauch argues that the concept of sustainable media has taken hold and continues to gain momentum. This media model is slow, green, and mindful, similar to the principles of the Slow Food movement, which the author applies to it. She introduces novel concepts such as Mindful Media, Green Media, and Post-Luddism, all of which have the potential to transform the way we produce and use media by transforming the media ecosystem into more satisfying for people, and more sustainable for the planet.

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