early film

Vigilance and Visualization: Hopper, "New York Movie," 1939; video mapping consoles for SAGE computerised radar defence system, LIFE, 1957 (with thanks to JD Peters)

Petra Loeffler on Distraction

Cigarettes, cycling, gawking, gandering, and imbibing. These are a few of the forms of distraction or "distributed attention" that Petra Loeffler--a film and media scholar currently teaching media philosophy at Bauahus University -- discusses with us in this episode. Drawing examples from her recent book Distributed Attention: A Media History of Distraction, Dr.

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