A number of publications have been concerned with the ways in which digital networks and systems may affect perceptions of time and everyday rhythms. Concerns are often directed to how new technologies may contribute to an overall speeding up of everyday life, and the negative consequences of this influence. In this forum I would like to turn the discussion around and challenge designers and HCI researchers to question the very idea of a dominant condition of acceleration. I suggest the focus on acceleration has restricted our imaginative and explorative possibilities, and propose that instead of focusing on frameworks that assume…
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