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Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian

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In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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Debra Walker's curator insight, January 21, 2:40 PM

Not just another reason to not drive (walk, talk, etc) & text.  Fascinating read, full of information

 

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, January 23, 12:36 PM

Scary ! I've always hated the humongeous number of emails except in the really early days at uni. Google's new Inbox is also something that I find eases the pain ...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2:15 PM

tecnologia deveria nos auxiliar na produtividade.

Mas a desordem e despreparo para utiliza-la tem aumentado os riscos de efeitos inversos.

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Why You’re Addicted to TV

Why You’re Addicted to TV | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
Newsweek talks to the creators of today’s most addictive shows about what they’re doing to make sure we just can’t stop.

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Dorothea Martin's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:30 AM

Absolute Leseempfehlung! 

Das Phänomen des "Binge-watching"s (Komakucken?!) und "Hyperserien"


“I’ve always said that I don’t see my show as serialized so much as hyperserialized,” explains Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC’s Breaking Bad. “That is something that, honestly, I wouldn’t have been allowed to do 10 or 15 years ago.”

Während Serien wie Sopranos, The Wire oder Deadwood zuerst ihre Charaktere entwickelten und die Handlung erst an zweiter Stelle kam, entwerfen heutige "Hyperserien" Tableaus, die von einer zentralen Frage vorwärts getrieben werden - und noch größeres Suchtpotenzial haben:


"And that’s ultimately the biggest difference between the Hyperserials and the legendary shows that spawned them: a purer, more intense focus on one linear, series-long plotline. Hyperserials tend to do away with recaps, teasers, and exposition of any kind. They make even less sense when viewed out of order"

Rogério Rocha's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:23 AM

IN A certain sense, all television is addictive. This should be pretty obvious, given that Americans watch more than five hours a day, on average. At that rate, a person who lives to the age of 80 will spend 21 percent of his or her adult life—the equivalent of 4,175 days, or nearly 13 years—in front of the tube.

Asil's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:45 PM

Machinimatographers can take some tips from this thought-piece on how we consume television serials.