Slow Tech: Towards an ICT for the Anthropocene Age

  • Norberto Patrignani Politecnico of Turin, Italy and Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Diane Whitehouse The Castlegate Consultancy, UK


Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are shaping our society and planet with unknown impacts and are definitely an integral part of the Anthropocene Era. The entire ICT supply chain should move towards a more systemic view of the infosphere. This paper proposes the concept of Slow Tech as a heuristic compass for finding new directions in the design of future complex socio-technical systems, by paying attention to ICT that are good, clean, and fair, socially desirable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically acceptable.

Key words: ICT, Slow Tech, Anthropocene

Author Biography

Norberto Patrignani, Politecnico of Turin, Italy and Uppsala University, Sweden


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