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Wasting Time On The Internet
Author: Kenneth Goldsmith

ISBN: 9780062416476
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 24 October 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 12.3 x 18.1 x 1.7

Many people feel guilty after spending hours watching cat videos or clicking link after link after link. But renowned conceptual artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith sees that "wasted" time differently. Unlike old media, the Internet demands active engagement and it's actually making us more social, more creative, even more productive.

When Goldsmith introduced a class at the University of Pennsylvania called "Wasting Time on the Internet," he nearly broke the Internet. The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, Time, CNN, The Telegraph, and many more ran articles expressing shock, dismay, and, ultimately, curiosity. Goldsmith's ideas struck a nerve because they are brilliantly subversive and endlessly shareable.

In Wasting Time on the Internet, Goldsmith expands on his provocative insights, contending that our digital lives are remaking human experience. When we're "wasting time," we're actually creating a culture of collaboration. We're reading and writ...

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