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David Laderman and Laurel Westrup

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199949311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.001.0001

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Time Stand Still

Time Stand Still

Sampling Scenes and Slowing Media

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(p.102) 7 Time Stand Still
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Sampling Media
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Ryan Alexander Diduck

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199949311.003.0008

For centuries, speed and efficiency have guided Western notions of progress and paved the postindustrial path toward modernity. Beginning in earnest in the 1980s, slow movements around food, reading, painting, media, and urban life have gained significant international attention. This chapter examines microscenes of slowness that deliberately slow the turnover of objects, ideas, and technologies, and “chop and screw” audiovisual cultural artifacts. Through an analysis of works of slowness and the scenes that produce them, the chapter correlates an overabundance of residual technologies and digital media with static and reiterative impulses in society more broadly.

Keywords:   slow, speed, cultural scenes, modernity, time, stasis, retromania, chopped and screwed, remix, residual media

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