“Slow reading,” what used to be called just “reading”— does it defeat the purpose of “ambient intelligence?” Is ambient intelligence itself a desirable phase of technology? It’s a moot point, because it’s nigh. I might be spreading the word about screen-free time as a buoyant, pearly treasure in daily life (not just for children). Time in nature is one flavor of thatContinue reading “Slow Reading”
Category Archives: Screen TIme
What’s up with Raffi and National Screen-Free Week?
Screen-free week has a whole different meaning for my city now. I’ve become even more convinced that being glued to the screen is terrible for adults and kids if that screen holds a wellspring of horror. News media can be inflammatory and inflationary. By repeating scenes of crisis and mayhem, injury and shellshock, television newsContinue reading “What’s up with Raffi and National Screen-Free Week?”
Dr. Michael Rich at CCFC’s Consuming Kids Summit: A Liveblog
Michael Rich (Ask the Mediatrician) is at the podium at The Center for Commercial-Free Childhood’s summit this morning. Here are my notes: •as of 2010, 75 percent of kids age 0-1 in the U.S. watch DVDs •CCFC was able to prove that what babies learn from television…is how to watch television •What does the growingContinue reading “Dr. Michael Rich at CCFC’s Consuming Kids Summit: A Liveblog”
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