boredom<br />siegfried kracauer | 1924<br />
boredom<br />“people today who still have time for boredom and yet are not bored are certainly just as boring as those who...
boredom is a necessity for one to find oneself
a state of unfulfillment that is soothed by the impressions of fulfillment – ads, movie theatres, radios, etc. (creative a...
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Boredom - Kracuer

  1. 1. boredom<br />siegfried kracauer | 1924<br />
  2. 2. boredom<br />“people today who still have time for boredom and yet are not bored are certainly just as boring as those who never get around to being bored.”<br /><ul><li>even if you don’t want to do anything in your free time, things ar done to one – the world makes sure that one does not find oneself
  3. 3. boredom is a necessity for one to find oneself
  4. 4. a state of unfulfillment that is soothed by the impressions of fulfillment – ads, movie theatres, radios, etc. (creative agents of consumption ??)
  5. 5. one becomes a playground of worldly noises – does not grant personal boredom despite the boredom of worldly noises themselves
  6. 6. the analogy of a rolling ball - small when distant, overwhelming when closer
  7. 7. it is not like we are reaching out for these worldly noises – or everywhere else –, but they are just drawing closer to us</li></li></ul><li>boredom<br />“people today who still have time for boredom and yet are not bored are certainly just as boring as those who never get around to being bored.”<br /><ul><li>even if you don’t want to do anything in your free time, things ar done to one – the world makes sure that one does not find oneself
  8. 8. boredom is a necessity for one to find oneself
  9. 9. a state of unfulfillment that is soothed by the impressions of fulfillment – ads, movie theatres, radios, etc. (creative agents of consumption ??)
  10. 10. one becomes a playground of worldly noises – does not grant personal boredom despite the boredom of worldly noises themselves
  11. 11. the analogy of a rolling ball - small when distant, overwhelming when closer
  12. 12. it is not like we are reaching out for these worldly noises – or everywhere else –, but they are just drawing closer to us</li></ul>yet another type of boredom manifests itself<br />modern everyday introduces us with certain specific things to get bored – instead of the everday itself<br />
  13. 13. boredom<br />Kracauer suggests that;<br /><ul><li>if you were to escape everyday, and indulge yourself in the realm of boredom of yourself
  14. 14. you will find yourself in a state of tristezza (sadness), and develop ideas to a rather respectable level, consider “serious” projects, and become content with yourself in the end, only to find yourself exhausted with your inner restlessness due to the absence of a goal
  15. 15. but, if you are patient enough, you will see a great passion, an unreachable one
  16. 16. thus you remain distant to it, it fades away, and boredom takes over again – a vicious cycle of total boredom</li>

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