In times of constant busyness, technological overload and the demand for permanent receptivity to information, doing nothing is not much accepted, often seen as provocative and associated with wasting time. People seem to always be in a rush, stuffing their calendars, seeking for distraction and the subjective feeling of control, unable to tolerate even short periods of inactivity.
As we live in a highly stimulative digital culture our brains start to adapt to higher stimulation rates, attention spans decline and our cognitive modes seem to leave deep attention behind.
“Doing Nothing with AI” is a robotic installation which uses live EEG measurements to optimize its choreography with the aim to make me “Do Nothing” in 2019.
Supported by Vienna Business Agency.