Uncontained : Digital disconnection and the experience of time

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Author Robert Hassan believes we are trapped in a digital prison of constant distraction. In Uncontained, he books a passage on a container ship and spends five weeks travelling from Melbourne to Singapore without digital distractions -- disconnected, and essentially alone.

In this space of isolation and reflection, he is able to reconnect with lost memories and interrogate the lived experience of time.

Uncontained is a personal exploration of this journey and a must-read for anyone who feels the encroachment of the digital upon their inner world.

The first academic monograph from Grattan Street Press.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 426g
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations
  • 064820961X
  • 9780648209614
  • 637,773

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'Immensely readable, interesting and funny ... Hassan's theoretical insights on technology and its consequences for our perception of time are important and relevant to anyone (which is everyone) living in our digital age.'

-Jeremy George, 'What we're reading', Readings

'A real-world adventure, and a deft combination of ethnography, memoir and scholarship lightly applied... ' Professor Stephen Muecke FAHA, University of Adelaide.
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