Attention economics is an approach to the management of information that treats human attention as a scarce commodity and applies economic theory to solve various information management problems. According to Matthew Crawford, “Attention is a resource—a person has only so much of it.

In a so-called attention economy, what better way to prove that you’ve paid attention to something than to remix it? Meet the folk music of the twenty-first century.

Adjacent - This is the commercial pressure that turned the esoteric web into the generic web of sensationalism, clickbait and cute animals. It didn’t just transform what writers wrote - it also transformed how writers and readers related to one another.


unclean - Yes … and sadly my still so terribly current (yet raw) notes on Postman’s Amusing Ourselves To Death​


Glad people are coming around to this pov. There is a structure to social networks/media, impossible to separate out fully from the substance (content, behavior) it incentivizes. A mutually-shaping system.​

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In the camps in north-west Syria, the BBC found that the trend was being facilitated by so-called “TikTok middlemen”, who provided families with the phones and equipment to go live.

folders and autechre

A lot of the recent Autechre output has been a celebration of the big, fat unshackled ponder, the great idea sent boinging down the can for ten minutes and then popping out of the combine. The thirty-five live shows came to us on top of the 2016 “album” elseq 1-5 (which lasts four hours and feels like ten) and the 2018 four-volume “album” NTS Sessions (which goes on for eight hours and feels like six). These are folders, not albums.


Also what about psychic TV and throbbing gristle.


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