I like a lot of things about the slow web (thanks to my friend Alisdair for locating the term for me): it fosters reflection and spaciousness, a fertile ground for creativity and deep thinking. It reduces a virtual temporal symmetry and reveals some of the interstices in the here-ness and there-ness, the now-ness and then-ness. Here are some slow web sources I like.
- An Oahu beach webcam. -- sometimes I check in while I'm working for a bite-sized brain break to tune back in to my writing and reading a little refreshed.
- Buttercup Festival -- can webcomics be slow? This one is. I've talked with David Troupes. He's lovely.
- Age of Pandora -- can digital fitness tools be slow? Even when you're working as hard as you can? The journey through apocalyptic wastelands from your makeshift camp to the labs is slow and hard.
- Digital Wellbeing Experiments -- all of them are neat. I like this one.
- Penpal World -- one of my longest time friends I met through this site, which is slow in the media it fosters as well as in its sense of design ;)
- Mindful Moments -- I love that we can practice meditation with people around the world at any time. If you're at the University of Toronto, this link takes you to register for mindfulness programming, where I sometimes facilitate! Otherwise, there are volunteer run, on the hour, every hour meditations live through Mindful Leader here.