Current a-i-r Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau will be giving the final in his series of online seminar


Online Seminar | Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau

Lan Gwuhj Geimz, seminar #3: Interruptions and The Attention Economy

Open School East via Zoom

Monday 15 June 2020 2-5pm

In contemporary capitalism, economic theory is applied to the management of information and human attention is treated as a scarce commodity. This attention economy is the dominant way of thinking about the way we use the internet, with companies and organisations measuring their success by how much attention we give their content. Some companies make huge amounts of money from quantifying and selling the attention of their users, but many of us have internalised the priorities of the attention economy when we present ourselves or our creative practices online.

In this final online seminar with artist and 2013-14 OSE alumnus Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Matthew will discuss and critique the underlying ideology of the attention economy. He will look at artists, activists and other practitioners who have interrupted the attention economy in different ways: diverting and disrupting attention in order to make political statements, offer critique, or create moments of aesthetic instability in the flows of attention we direct towards broadcast and networked media.

This seminar will be taking place online via Zoom. Please join the session here (password: OSELGG2020).

You do not need to be an artist to attend these seminars and you can attend as many or as few of them as you like.

For more information and some suggested reading and resources, click here.

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