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Nossas máquinas, nós mesmos

Chapter


Abstract


  • Boredom, so we have been taught to believe, signifies the failure of a

    given semiotic regime—whether that’s a lecture, a TV show, a news article

    or a place. Boredom is presented to us as a common enemy that like

    witches and sinners of old must be driven out. Perhaps though boredom is a

    form of cognitive defence we should cultivate. Boredom isn’t necessarily a

    sign of failure; one might also see it as a sign of success, a sign that one

    has held onto the integrity of one’s thoughts despite the constant pressure of

    external stimuli in the information rich age we live in. We must ask, what

    does it say about a culture if it loses the art of being bored? Does that not

    mean we who make up ‘this’ culture no longer know how to amuse

    ourselves with only our inner selves for company? By conquering boredom

    consumer capitalism has extinguished its most potent critic. Boredom is our

    defence against the present.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. (2016). Nossas máquinas, nós mesmos. Conexões: Deleuze e Máquinas e Devires e … (pp. 11-26). Campinas, Brazil: DP et Alii.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9788584270347

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3099

Book Title


  • Conexões: Deleuze e Máquinas e Devires e …

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Campinas, Brazil

Abstract


  • Boredom, so we have been taught to believe, signifies the failure of a

    given semiotic regime—whether that’s a lecture, a TV show, a news article

    or a place. Boredom is presented to us as a common enemy that like

    witches and sinners of old must be driven out. Perhaps though boredom is a

    form of cognitive defence we should cultivate. Boredom isn’t necessarily a

    sign of failure; one might also see it as a sign of success, a sign that one

    has held onto the integrity of one’s thoughts despite the constant pressure of

    external stimuli in the information rich age we live in. We must ask, what

    does it say about a culture if it loses the art of being bored? Does that not

    mean we who make up ‘this’ culture no longer know how to amuse

    ourselves with only our inner selves for company? By conquering boredom

    consumer capitalism has extinguished its most potent critic. Boredom is our

    defence against the present.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. (2016). Nossas máquinas, nós mesmos. Conexões: Deleuze e Máquinas e Devires e … (pp. 11-26). Campinas, Brazil: DP et Alii.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9788584270347

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3099

Book Title


  • Conexões: Deleuze e Máquinas e Devires e …

Start Page


  • 11

End Page


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Campinas, Brazil