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September 20, 2010

Guide for taking a liberating media fast

Filed under: Blogroll, News, ethical space editors blog, Headlines, journalism — news_editor @ 8:54 pm

A top American media academic has just published a unique guide for taking a liberating media fast in an age of increasingly fast media. Tom Cooper, Professor of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, Boston, and a member of Ethical Space’s editorial board, commented: ‘It is the first book to provide readers with a practical, user-friendly and thought-provoking guide to gaining an understanding of their relationship with the media.’

Fast media, media fast also shows how to take control of the media choices in our lives. The book aims not to be a judgmental, media-bashing sermon, but rather an ‘inspiring guide to cultural nutrition’. Cooper adds: ‘In fact, most people do not typically choose to eliminate all media from their lives when they return from a fast, but rather make more informed and conscious choices about what to consume, how much, when, and why. Fasters also return more rested, revitalised, and thoughtful, often excited about new directions and purpose, or about being better organised and centred.’

The reader of Fast media, media fast will find out how to eliminate or minimise problems - stress, overwork, waste, burn-out, fuzziness, speed-up, apathy, emptiness, ebbing relationships - which come from media overdoses in our modern world. The reader will also learn that there are alternatives which allow us to regain control over our lives. Fast media, media fast acquaints us with how fast media are changing our lives, and what we can do about it.

- To purchase Fast media, media fast, go to

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