Phenomenon of Slow TV

If you happened to flick over to SBS over the weekend, you may have seen footage of a train slowly travelling through New Zealand.

SBS recently hosted a summer of slow tv: footage of trains making their slow journeys across countrysides which has become a hit for the channel, attracting over a million viewers.

But just what is it that viewers are getting from watching static footage of slow trains?

To discuss the phenomenon of slow tv, The Daily‘s Victor Petrovic was joined by Dr Aaron Burton, Lecturer of Media Arts at the University of Wollongong.

You can read Dr Burton’s writing on the subject at The Conversation.


Thursday 7th of February, 2019

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