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1. goldsmiths short course The Attention Economy - 1st may

  1. 1. GOLDSMITHS SHORT COURSE 1ST MAY 2017
  2. 2. WEAVING A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
  3. 3.  You are now part of a community of learners. WELCOME TO A SPECIAL CLUB Your logo here
  4. 4. THE COURSE GUIDE – CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD
  5. 5. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REAL AND SOCIAL NETWORKS • Public and Private Confusion, neither and both • Tone Mute • Battery Life • Archive of our communications • Conversations self deleting • Colds v Virus • Love vs Like • Misinterpretation • Covers up emotions • Scalability of Friendships • Ego Boosting • Exploratory
  6. 6. RELAX AND COME WITH US ON A JOURNEY  350 students have taken the course  It isn’t your normal course, this is Goldsmiths after all.  It comes from ICCE  Day 1 is all about lurking and listening  Day 2 is all about talking and making
  7. 7. THE JOURNEY  What is the history of Social Media?  What Makes each Social Networks Unique?  The Big Social Networks. (Focus on Facebook)  Personal Branding & Entrepreneurial thinking.  What is Social Capital and how to build it?  How to Tell Social Media Stories and how to sell.  Thinking about Video  Using Online Data to Understand Your Audience  How to get more followers? (Focus on Instagram  Blogging  Paid for Social Media
  8. 8. LETS GO!
  9. 9. THE ATTENTION ECONOMY We tend to live in the distracted present, where the forces of the periphery are magnified and those of in front of us ignored. Our ability to create, plan, much less follow through on, is undermined by our need to be able to improvise our way through any number of infernal impacts that stand to derail us at any moment.
  10. 10. THE ATTENTION ECONOMY • Attention is a resource: a person has only so much of it. Matthew Crawford, Writer and Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. • A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. Herbert A. Simon, US political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and computer scientist, 1971.
  11. 11. FAKE NEWS! Your logo here
  12. 12. THE ATTENTION ECONOMY • We have little choice but to develop the kind of reading where we scan for important information • We look for shortcuts and don’t check our sources • Information that is not directly relevant will be ignored • We are more vulnerable to exploitation
  13. 13. Invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa)
  14. 14. Our Changing Digital Identity
  15. 15. NARCISSISM V PERFORMANCE
  16. 16. WE ARE TOO CONNECTED TO BE PRIVATE DAVID: @davidRathband. 3016 Tweets. 319 Following. 11042 Followers. Sad to announce Mrs R has called time on our marriage. Separation permanent. KATH: @KathRathband. 2754 Tweets. 605 Following. 1228 followers. Slight inaccuracy in the tweet by @pcdavidrathband – He left us and refuses to come home. #TheTruthWillOut
  17. 17. PEOPLE ARE THE SOLUTION TO PRECARIOUSNESS FOR ARTISTS
  18. 18. GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE ATTENTION ECONOMY Create your own Pecha Kucha. 5 slides Present it to your partner
  19. 19. DOES BEING CREATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA MEAN PROTECTING YOUR CREATIVITY?
  20. 20. © Copyright 2014 HeyHuman Agency Limited trading as HeyHuman. All rights reserved. MANOUSH ZAMORODI How boredom can help you have brilliant ideas. Click on Manoush! How are you going to ignite your default mode?
  21. 21. CAPTOLOGY Captology is the study of computers as persuasive technologies. This includes the design, research, ethics and analysis of interactive computing products (computers, mobile phones, websites, wireless technologies, mobile applications, video games, etc.) created for the purpose of changing people’s attitudes or behaviors. BJ Fogg derived the term captology in 1996 from an acronym: Computers As Persuasive Technologies = CAPT.
  22. 22. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?  We have to be responsible communicators  We have to create valuable online time  We have to turn information into knowledge  We can’t turn it off, so we have to be MORE human.
  23. 23. WE MUST CURATE CONTENT
  24. 24. OPTIONS GROW FASTER THAN UNDERSTANDING. WE AREN’T USED TO IT. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
  25. 25. THE PROBLEM…  In a world no longer dominated by scarcity. The problem has become abundance.  Value lies in cutting down complexity.  Curation answers this problem. It cuts down on the overload.  It is part of a sustainable future.  People want curators in their lives.  We crave simplicity.  Your job is to fix information overload.  Curating is doing less. Not about making more, it is about better.  It is about quality of life, not wealth.
  26. 26. LET’S LEARN ABOUT CURATION.
  27. 27. CURATION: using acts of selection and arrangement (but also refining, reducing, displaying ,simplyfying, presenting and explaining, to ADD Value.
  28. 28. IN WHAT WAYS DO SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TRY AND CURATE OUR EXPERIENCE? ON WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS DO WE CONSCIOUSLY TRY AND CURATE OUR EXPERIENCE THE MOST? ON WHICH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ARE WE ACTUALLY ASKED TO BE CURATORS?
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