Course Attention: Economies, Media, Affect

From Sept 27 – Oct 1 I will be teaching this intensive, one-week core course for NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis) for research MA and PhD students.

In this course, we explore the meaning of present-day attention economies and their psychological, sociocultural, political, aesthetic, and ethical implications. To this end, we examine theories of attention and attention economies through a close reading of core texts from different disciplines, including philosophy, psychology/cognitive science, media theory, film theory, gender studies, and literary studies. Key readings include texts by Jonathan Crary, Henri Bergson, Dan Sperber, N. Katherine Hayles, Maryanne Wolf, Steven Shaviro, Arlie Hochschild and Lauren Berlant.

You can enroll here.

Inge van de Ven