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[Book] Slow computing

Slow Computing: Why We Need Balanced Digital Lives
by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser
Bristol University Press
September 2020 – 224 pages

Digital technologies should be making life easier. And to a large degree they are, transforming everyday tasks of work, consumption, communication, travel and play. But they are also accelerating and fragmenting our lives affecting our well-being and exposing us to extensive data extraction and profiling that helps determine our life chances. Initially, the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown seemed to create new opportunities for people to practice ‘slow computing’, but it quickly became clear that it was as difficult, if not more

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