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Boredom and Creativity in the Era of Accelerated Living

Lindner, C; (2019) Boredom and Creativity in the Era of Accelerated Living. In: de Kloet, J and Fai Chow, Y and Scheen, L, (eds.) Boredom, Shanzhai, and Digitization in the Time of Creative China. (pp. 110-120). Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Green open access

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Abstract

Rethinking the historical relation between boredom and creativity in the era of accelerated living, this chapters examines the impact of neoliberal globalisation’s culture of speed and connectivity on creative practice. It argues that boredom today has generally shifted from being an affected aesthetic pose involving stillness and retreat to become more of an involuntary response to the exhausting hyperactivity and excessive production characterising contemporary life.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Boredom and Creativity in the Era of Accelerated Living
ISBN-13: 9789462984745
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctvqr1bnw
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvqr1bnw
Language: English
Additional information: This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
Keywords: globalisation, contemporary art, creativity, cities, China
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10085978
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