Scandinavian people are pioneers of the concept ‘hygge’ – a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of well-being. After watching this ‘slow-TV’ video you will have a first hand experience on the concept.
The concept of slow-TV
In 2009, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation supported the concept of ‘slow TV’ with hours and hours of onboard video from train journeys across the beautiful Norwegian countryside. Continuously changing landscapes covered in snow and travelling trough tunnels was the main content. Later, they got into broadcasting other events like marathon knitting but the live videos of train journeys were the real gold that got to people.
Therapy and childhood memories
Many people believe that ‘slow-TV’ is pure therapy. The visual information is high-definition and yet, it’s the imaginative consciousness of the viewer that provides the meaningfullness. The content appears to do it’s job by casting viewers into their own mind and connect to memories. Many people can relate to long journeys as a child in the backseat of a car with nothing to do besides looking out the window. And that’s when our mind and imagination take us on adventures.
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Despite a number of stories announcing “Slow TV is here,” the concept has yet to catch on in the rest of the world. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation publishes the videos like livestreams but they are actually pre-recorded. No matter what, the videos are beautiful in their own special way and will test your ability to relax and not be constantly updated with breaking news. We highly recommend it!
Please sit back and enjoy; here is the “Train Driver’s View” YouTube channel, which has all the train footage you could ever dream of.