To discuss how to adopt “Western” and Buddhist approaches to analyse what a broader systemic concept of attention could look like with a broader audience, the Workshop “Toward a systemic concept of attention for the attention economy, using Buddhist and Western ethics” was held on 5-7 February at the TU/e campus and online.
On Day 1, the scene was set by an introduction by Gunter Bombaerts, and speeches by MEP Alex Agius Salib and Peter Hershcok. James Wiliams and Jeanne Lim spoke about AI technology and attention, while Laszlo Zsolnai and Apiradee Wongkitrungrueng shared their findings about Economy, business & Attention. The day closed with Diego D’Angelo’s takes on Post-phenomenology & attention.
Day 2 started with a focus on Ethics & attention with Ven Juewei Shi and Soraj Hongladarom, that was followed by Lex Zard’s speech about Law and Attention. David McNaham and Jin Y Park discussed about (Post)Modernity and Attention. The final panel discussion with Chiara Mascarello, Rinie van Est, Evelien Nieuwenburg and Patricia Jaspers wrapped the 2-days workshop.