[-empyre-] All call: subscribers interested in Boredom: Labor, Use and Time

Simon Biggs simon at littlepig.org.uk
Fri May 22 09:43:31 AEST 2015

> boredom as a choice not as a punishment

I think this was what I was trying to suggest when I wrote of boredom as a form of excess value. Of course that is boredom for the privileged. But there is also the boredom that is imposed - the boredom of deprivation or oppression.

But are these the same? We might use the same word for these conditions but this could be just lazy semantics.



Simon Biggs
simon at littlepig.org.uk


simon.biggs at unisa.edu.au
Professor of Art, University of South Australia

s.biggs at ed.ac.uk
Honorary Professor, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

> On 19 May 2015, at 03:56, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Subject: boredom as a feeling of emtpiness...
> To continue adding new nuances to the discussion about boredom I wonder if boredom is not as well a feeling of emptiness. We try to fill the vaccum of our lives adding things to entertain us. Literature is now based on entertainment, once in a time literature used to be challenging, to provoke reaction in the reader, to inspire new thoughts to confront the reader with feelings and experiences from other people like himself or herself.
> We have all those reality shows making us to believe reality is twelve ppl in a house being filmed when they take showers when they eat when they sleep when they argue.
> We seems to live in a Big Brothers house where our acts are monitored by thousand devices, drones, taped phones, hidden mics, candy cams...
> I want to have boredom as a choice not as a punishment.
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