Christian Pentzold

Today’s digital media and networked technologies have in general been associated with the temporal regime of immediacy, presentness, and speed. Yet while they indeed seem to drive our sped-up lives, these notions of an increasing acceleration are inadequate to capture the complexity of lived time. This volume gathers contributions that interrogate tactics to counter and resist that dominant form of temporality. They ask how digital temporalities are experienced and constructed, negotiated and transformed in modern timescapes. The volume aims to contribute to the growing realm of literature that engages with practices of disconnection, non-use, and resistance to digital media use which further a regime of speed. This regime can be understood both as discursive construction or moral imperative and as temporal affordances that are emphasized, favored, and encouraged by digital media. More about the book here.