[-empyre-] Thinking about Flow and Real-Time in Pandemic-Time: Twitter, GarageBand, and Pianos
pl at voyd.com
pl at voyd.com
Fri May 21 12:03:44 AEST 2021
"machine-time reminds me of Sartre's analysis in Critique of Dialectical Reason about people working
on assembly line"
For sure, and I remember Sarah Cook citing in the discussion for 24/7: A Wake-up Call For Our Non-stop World at Somerset house that Facebook had an internal document discussing sleep as the platform's chief challenge to growth, In a way, this is the end goal of the attention economy - 24/7 attention, where our time is no longer our own, and all affect is harvested as capital by the infoindustrial complex.
however, Alan also note the other flow facilitated by technology, like when we communicate through whatsapp on demand.
I think the issue might be agency an d volition in submitting to the affective flow state or having it imposed upon us.
On Wed, 19 May 2021 22:00:57 -0400, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:
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Hi, just wanted to say I quite like this and machine-time reminds me of
Sartre's analysis in Critique of Dialectical Reason about people working
on assembly lines - I forget the exact quote, but it's something like
"It's the machine in them that did the dreaming." That resonates; machine
time, AI, and the like are internally timeless in a sense, even with the
calculations measured, and program breakdowns, ransoms which suspend
program time, or one program time for another, and so forth. So when you
" collaborating with our six year old son to make and edit songs
in GarageBand. We lose track of time. We make our own fun. That flow is
between us, "
I think of the flow among bodies and all the "messiness" of human life,
and that's a kind of epiphany in a sense -
On Wed, 19 May 2021, Rebecca Rouse wrote:
> Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 20:41:12 +0000
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> Twitter, GarageBand, and Pianos
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