Good: the Slow Issue
“At its simplest, slow stands for a focus on quality, authenticity, and longevity rather than a mindless adherence to the faster and cheaper ethos.
This issue is about planning not only for tomorrow, but for the next year, and the next generation. Because if progress isnâ€™t permanent, can it even be called progress at all?”
Here are the longer articles:
Hurry up and wait
We asked some of the worldâ€™s most prominent futurists — Julian Bleecker (Nokia/Near Future Laboratory), Esther Dyson, Jamais Cascio (Worldchanging), Bruce Sterling, John Maeda (RISD), and Alexander Rose (Long Now Foundation) — to explain why slowness might be as important to the future as speed.
Moneyâ€”not the paper stuff in your wallet, but the bits of data that whip around the world in billions of instantaneous transactions each dayâ€”moves too fast.
Built to last
Designer/inventor Saul Griffith argues that we need to stop buying things and then throwing them away so quickly. In short, we need more â€œheirloom design.â€
Welcome to slowLab, a collective of designers applying a cradle-to-cradle philosophy to consumer goods.
Turning the tables
Tracing the slow-food movement back to its feisty Italian roots.
Pushing the limits
In Oregon, radical antisprawl laws aim to save the stateâ€™s bucolic paradises. But with land-hungry suburbs on the prowl, can these goats be saved?