|Notes on lecture:|
Google Will Make Us Free (prepared for Paying Attention)
"In a performance involving a variety of social media, a video produced in transit to the conference, and members of the audience, Simon Poulter directly questioned the various ways in which the apparent mundanity of everyday life demands our attention. The mix of familiar media, the physical presence of the performer and the ongoing stream of content from the social network Twitter places both demands on the attention of the audience and of the performer, which challenged the conventions of the conference space, apparently acceptable behaviour and the way in which such work can or should be documented." (Sam Kinsley.)
The videos below introduce the idea of the 'society of no spectacle' as everything is recorded and tagged. Stiegler frames the idea of the attention economy; another way of saying the same thing. Competition for attention in the age of no spectacle is the thing in itself. The notes were prepared as a list of concerns that were apparent in the society of no spectacle.
Google as a new political system
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