Special Topics in Film – Slow Cinema: Economies of Attention
170 001 | CCN: 24774
Location: Dwinelle 188
Date and Time: TU, TH 2:00pm - 3:29pm
In this course, we will consider practices and theories of attention. How do we direct our focus? Which technologies and social forces––including cinema––shape and control our attention? Can cinema also be a way of retraining our attention and focus on the world around us? What are the experiences and consequences of slowing down and resisting the capitalist imperative to be “productive?” In addition to thinking of “slowness” through cinema, students will also be given the tools to develop their own practices of slowness and attention.