In an attempt to examine my own creative process and working habits, I focused my final workshop project on exploring the impact of digital tools and environments on how we work.
Distraction looks at the ways that the uncontrollability of the Internet and digital spaces shape the way we work and communicate. Digital tools create the illusion that multitasking is possible, where rapidly switching between tasks is not only easy but expected, leaving us feeling more overwhelmed. Combined with constant notifications as websites fight for our attention it is impossible to escape from this world of interruption.
The video component of Distraction aims to recreate the uncontrollable and overwhelming feelings of our online interactions. The accompanying posters serve as visual records of my working time to examine the way distraction affects my own creative process.