Slow News Friday Number 2

I came across this story on the Telegraph website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/5164648/Mobisodes-short-films-and-series-for-mobile-phones.html About how “mobisodes” or short TV episodes sent directly to our mobile phone are the new “big thing”. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems a tad absurd to me. Not to mention unnecessary. Can our attention spans get any shorter? Why and [...] Read more »

Mindfulness Part 1

One of the key tenants of the Slow Philosophy and one of the most important abilities to cultivate is mindfulness. Mindfulness comes from Buddhist philosophy but has been picked up in the last few years by modern western psychology, mainly by someone called Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness is attracting increasing interest among western clinical psychologists and [...] Read more »