The Prospect Interview #155: Radical attention, with Julia Bell
Finding focus in an age of infinite distraction
What has the attention economy done to our attention spans—and our democracies? Writer and academic Julia Bell joins the Prospect Interview to discuss her latest book, Radical Attention, an essay on the many hidden, and not-so-hidden, costs of today’s technological giants. In an age of infinite distraction, Julia makes a case for the importance of radical attention: a sharp, focused, and generous way of being in the world, which valorises nuanced, difficult thought.
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