Thread 7: Attention vs. Intentions

GOLDHABER:  Well, intentions are not as scarce… GOLDSTEIN:   They’re not scarce? GOLDHABER:  I don’t think so.  People have a lot of intentions.  Whether they carry them out is a whole other question.  But anyway, attention is connected with intention.  The mirror neuron thing is connected to intentions also.  One of the things that was discovered […]

Thread 7: Attention vs. Intentions

GOLDHABER:  Well, intentions are not as scarce… GOLDSTEIN:   They’re not scarce? GOLDHABER:  I don’t think so.  People have a lot of intentions.  Whether they carry them out is a whole other question.  But anyway, attention is connected with intention.  The mirror neuron thing is connected to intentions also.  One of the things that was discovered […]

Thread 6: Attention & Influence

GOLDSTEIN:   Does one accumulate a sort of wealth when one pays attention to something before others do? GOLDHABER:  Well, it’s discovery, and then you’re in a position to get attention because you become known as the first to know.  Like when I read Tolkien in 1959. GOLDSTEIN:   You accrued influence. GOLDHABER:  Yes, I accrued influence […]

Thread 6: Attention & Influence

GOLDSTEIN:   Does one accumulate a sort of wealth when one pays attention to something before others do? GOLDHABER:  Well, it’s discovery, and then you’re in a position to get attention because you become known as the first to know.  Like when I read Tolkien in 1959. GOLDSTEIN:   You accrued influence. GOLDHABER:  Yes, I accrued influence […]

Thread 5: Attention in the age of TIVO

GOLDSTEIN:   A lot of what I’ve been working on is the historical reconstruction of attention.  As in using technology to reconstruct what people have been paying attention to and playing it back to them, and allowing them to compare and contrast with other people.  What happens when you move the concept of attention forward, into […]