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Jonathan Crary 24/7 Chapter 3-4
Transcript of Jonathan Crary 24/7 Chapter 3-4
Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University in New York
one of the founders of Zone Books
His style is often classified as observational mixed with scientific, and a dominant theme in his work is the role of the human attention.
About the Author
24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
Do not disturb and sleep settings
1. How can we as consumers signal to capitalist producers that we want media that respects our need for sleep?
2. Governments already regulate the number of hours people can work. Do you think further regulation is important to prevent the 24/7 dystopia that Crary describes?
Timeline for 24/7 Development
3. What’s the best thing that we can do now that we’re “stuck” with new media?
4. Where does the responsibility lay? Should media producers be forced to disclose risks associated with consumption of their products (like cigarettes)?
The “broader homogenization of the time and a conceptualization of uninterrupted processes that override natural and social constraints”.
Limit new media consumption
Chapter 3 cont.
The emergence of different forms of habit and behaviors.
Capitalism and Consumerism’s persistent management of individual attentiveness.
The deficiency of perception within the compulsory routines of technological culture.
Television is the great example of showing the certain relations between time and the non-stop processes.
By Jonathan Crary
Chapter 4 Cont'
shower scene from
Crary sees the importance of dreams lies outside of value production
Need for sleep is the final barrier against 24/7
Sleep is a form of restoration and interactive process
Correlation between sleep and death
Sleep require periodical disengagement from network and devices
By sleeping, one can have a dream beyond capitalism
If we want to prevent Crary's dystopian 24/7, both producers and consumers of new media need to make conscious choices about how we use time.