Transforming knowledge and letting oneself be transformed by the knowledge of others requires slowness, almost an asceticism.
Slow movies have until now been largely confined to arthouse cinema, for film aficionados only. Not any more.
A new idea for the slow movement: slow media – where users engage with quality information and communicate with more pause for thought.
We spend on average about an hour a day travelling. Given this is unlikely to change, how can we make this time more productive and enjoyable?
Science should be about answering the "what if?" questions, but is that under threat by the privatisation of science and the drive for results ahead of any competition?
Pressure on schools to make rapid improvements discourages deeper thinking about long-term solutions. Education can learn a lot from "slow" movements.