May 04, 2006

In one ear, in the other ear

When I was in college, when I would get really wasted at parties, I liked to watch a hockey game with the volume off and some loud music on. I found this relaxing, for some reason.

My latest experience in cross-media integration is this: I put on the latest diavlog from, over top (they don't interfere with each other on my broadband connection, Virgin Classic Radio. And then I read blogs. I strongly recommend the cognitive dissonance... for instance, right now I'm listening to Bob Dylan overtop of David Corn talking about Stephen Colbert.

In other words, Steven Johnson was right. We're such multitaskers now that we need a baseline level of chaos to even get up to mental cruising-speed RPMs.

Posted by BruceR at 04:43 PM