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 … Read more

Interview with virtual girlfriend Jasmine (Wokies ASMR)

As part of my ongoing investigations into different media objects and how they manipulate and modulate our attention in the attention economy, I stumbled upon the genre of ASMR girlfriend roleplay videos and became fascinated with them. In these videos, uploaded on YouTube by ASMR artists, the performer plays the role of the viewer’s girlfriend … Read more