DEEP READING; A Poem: The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book. The house was quiet and the world was calm. ....... The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind: The access of perfection to the page. (Wallace Stevens)
SLOW LEARNING "It is going to become very fashionable at some point to be disconnected," Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo predicts. "There are going to be people who wear their disconnectivity like a badge.“ http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20070111/1a_tech-noxx.art.htm
SLOW LEARNING: A Dangerous but Powerful Idea - Counter Acceleration and Speed with Slowness and Wholeness
Geetha Narayanan is Principal Investigator with Project Vision at the Centre for Education Research Training and Development (CERTAD) within the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology in Bangalore, India.
Geetha Narayanan- Slowness as a pedagogy
consciously embrace the core value of slowness – both as way of being and as a way of learning
culture of immediacy values fast knowledge which in turn runs counter to the development of both the self and the mind.
The thoughtless and widespread use of technology as the universal solution to the rising need for fast knowledge is wrong and must be questioned. Often in developing countries, such as India, the term ‘digital divide’ is used to support the argument that the use of new technologies, alone, will create conditions of learning … That is not true
the new digital technologies are tools that allow for learners to develop their imaginations, to be able to play and to have fun, to be able to tell stories in different and exciting ways. But in order to generate value they need to be integrated into new forms and structures in an invisible and contextual manner - one where new media arts can sustain social change.