The Problem is the Solution: Smartphones & Attention
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11am - 2pm
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Our digital devices—our hand-held smartphones and watches, our tablets and laptops— are often thought of as multiplying (or squaring or cubing) the problem of distraction. Project 404 teaches practices of attention using the devices that threaten to distract us, by asking participants to focus on one image for 12 minutes of silence with the phone or device in airplane mode. The ambition of the project, as the name indicates, is to reverse the “not found” message we often see when looking for a website, and to send it back— briefly— to who or whatever else wants our attention.
This event is free but reservations are required.
Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.