Ambient Awareness: Learning to Pay Attention Again
Submerged in an environment of inescapable media, cultivating the ability to pay attention is becoming crucial to success.
"Ambient Commons" invites you to look past current obsessions with smart phones and other media to rethink attention itself, to care for more situated, often ineludible forms of information.
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“Remembering can occur one detail at a time. A patch of sun slowly crossing a wall might produce a sense of calm while you work. It might remind you how not all that informs has been encoded and sent. Its higher resolution and lower visual demands can restore your attention in a world that is otherwise too often low resolution and insistent,” remarks New York Times columnist Clive Thompson on the ascent of Twitter.
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