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The Resource Wasting time on the Internet, Kenneth Goldsmith

Wasting time on the Internet, Kenneth Goldsmith

Label
Wasting time on the Internet
Title
Wasting time on the Internet
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Goldsmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using clear, readable prose, conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith's manifesto shows how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context. Kenneth Goldsmith wants you to rethink the internet. Many people feel guilty after spending hours watching cat videos or clicking link after link after link. But Goldsmith sees that "wasted" time differently. Unlike old media, the internet demands active engagement?and it's actually making us more social, more creative, even more productive. When Goldsmith, a renowned conceptual artist and poet, introduced a class at the University of Pennsylvania called "Wasting Time on the Internet", he nearly broke the internet. The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, Time, CNN, the Telegraph, and many more, ran articles expressing their shock, dismay, and, ultimately, their curiosity. Goldsmith's ideas struck a nerve, because they are brilliantly subversive?and endlessly shareable. In Wasting Time on the Internet, Goldsmith expands upon his provocative insights, contending that our digital lives are remaking human experience. When we're "wasting time," we're actually creating a culture of collaboration. We're reading and writing more?and quite differently. And we're turning concepts of authority and authenticity upside-down. The internet puts us in a state between deep focus and subconscious flow, a state that Goldsmith argues is ideal for creativity. Where that creativity takes us will be one of the stories of the twenty-first century. Wide-ranging, counterintuitive, engrossing, unpredictable?like the internet itself?Wasting Time on the Internet is the manifesto you didn't know you needed
Cataloging source
CNEDM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsmith, Kenneth
Dewey number
302.23/1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Sociology
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
Label
Wasting time on the Internet, Kenneth Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and Internet addresses
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062416476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957143147
  • (OCoLC)ocn957143147
Label
Wasting time on the Internet, Kenneth Goldsmith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and Internet addresses
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780062416476
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957143147
  • (OCoLC)ocn957143147

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