Speculative Diversion: Investigations Into the Value of Rest and Restful Activities (BBC News / Hubbub)

Summary

There may be positive dimensions to social isolation, and more to being alone than loneliness.

“The Rest Test is a collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection’s researchers in residence, Hubbub”.

Hubbub is an international collective led by Durham University.

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Reference

Hammond, C. (2016). How being alone may be the key to rest. London: BBC Health News / BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind, September 27th 2016.

The Anatomy of Rest was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Hubbub’s book on rest, titled The Restless Compendium, is now a freely downloadable ebook:

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Reference

Callard, F. Staines, K. [and] Wilkes, J. (Eds.) (2016). The restless compendium: interdisciplinary investigations of rest and its opposites. Hubbub / Wellcome Collection, 2016.

Earlier, related:

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Kremer, W. (2015). The man who invented relaxation. London: BBC Health News / BBC World Service, November 4th 2015.

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