There is a rumor going around (I picked it up via Wikipedia’s entry on Microlearning) that the average human attention span is down from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8.5 seconds in 2015. This “finding” was originally amplified, from it’s
Nicholas Carr [ 28 DEC 2015 | Attention Economy | 18:05 ] In the summer of 2008, The Atlantic published Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” as the cover story of its annual Ideas issue. Highly critical of the
Sherry Turkle [ 30 OCT 2015 | Attention Economics ] A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college
Gillian Tett [ 16 OCT 2015 | Attention Economics ] speaks at the London School of Economics about The Silo Effect: why putting everything in its place isn’t such a bright idea.
Nicholas Carr [ 22 JUN 2015 | Attention Economics | 39:48 ] It doesn’t come as news that we’re living in an age where technology is producing profound changes in the ways we live and communicate, remember and socialise.
Daniel Levitin [ 28 OCT 2014 | Attention Economics | 53:23 ] I want to talk about three big ideas, and then I’d be happy to take some questions. The three big ideas are multitasking, brain extenders, and decision making
Nicholas Carr [ 14 OCT 2014 | Attention Economics | 55:54 ] I started writing about technology about 15 years ago or so, more or less the same time that Google appeared on the scene. And I think it was
Those of you familiar with Ronson’s work will know parts of this talk like the back of their hand, but this is the tube where he zooms in on a rather extraordinary phenomenon currently finding shelter in the academic community.
Peter Doolittle [ 22 NOV 2013 | Attention Economics | 9:30 ] So yesterday, I was out in the street in front of this building, and I was walking down the sidewalk, and I had company, several of us, and
Margaret Heffernan [ 29 AUG 2013 | Attention Economics ] In the northwest corner of the United States, right up near the Canadian border, there’s a little town called Libby, Montana, and it’s surrounded by pine trees and lakes and