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Spatial Projections: SAGE command post featuring installations for the commanding officers, a projection screen at the front of the room displaying the overall aerial situation, LIFE, 1957; Schematic diagram of the command post and its projection apparatus, IBM, 1958

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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