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D. Graham Burnett discusses the 'Twelve Theses on Attention' and the work of the 'Friends of Attention'.
'True attention takes the unlivable, and makes it livable.' So say the 'Friends of Attention' in their visionary and epigrammatic analysis of attentional freedom in our time. Directly confronting the pathologies of our attention economy, this slim text, written by an underground collective of activist-critics, utopian dreamers, and peaceful insurgents, stakes out the terrain of a new politics—one that centres on the truly human use of our capacity to attend.
Join us on Wednesday 8 June for a discussion of this work and collaboration. D. Graham Burnett, editor and contributor to Twelve Theses on Attention, will introduce the work and discuss the ongoing 'Politics of Attention' seminars and 'Attention Labs' hosted by the collective.
The event is open to King's College London staff and students only.
Admission is free but registration is necessary.
The Friends of Attention are an international coalition of activists, writers, artists, and others who work to theorise, practice, and share forms of attention resistant to commodification.
D. Graham Burnett trained in the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and teaches at Princeton. He is the author of a number of books, articles, and other forms of work.
Organised by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King's College London.