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Who has your attention? (and how can you reclaim it?)

July 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT

The Attention Lab
Supported by Monira Foundation

The third installment in a pilot series of ATTENTION LABS dedicated to the collective practice and reclamation of radical human attention. These Labs are our response to the predation of the “Attention Economy,” a trillion-dollar industry that seeks to monetize our every waking moment and frack human eyeballs for commercial gain.

Each of our ATTENTION LAB workshops will convene participants for ninety minutes over the course of Saturday, July 30th. The curriculum will center discussions and experimental practices in attention under the guidance of attention activists, artists and scholars. The schedule is as follows:

10:00am. Introduction to Attention Activism

10:30am-12:00pm. The History of the Attention Economy

12:15pm-1:45pm. Art and Attention: The Protocol of the Shutter

2:00pm. Break for lunch

3:00pm-4:30pm. Attention and Urban Life: How to Live in a Place

4:45pm-6:15pm. Attention, Friendship, Politics: An Exercise in Radical Listening

6:15pm-7:00pm. Collective Experiments in the Future of Attention Activism

Labs are free and welcome to all.


The Friends of Attention is an informal underground coalition of artists and activists, who promote, cultivate, theorize, and share forms of attention resistant to commodification. We believe that the practice of radical human attention is essential for the cultivation of a more humane, compassionate and empowered future. For more information, visit https://friendsofattention.net.”


July 30, 2022
10:00 am - 7:00 pm EDT


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Monira Foundation Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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