Bureau of Workplace Interruptions

Posted by Chris Barr | Thu Mar 16th 2006 8:46 a.m.

Hi Rhizomers,

This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions.

http://www.interruptions.org

The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy" created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and capital.

Thanks,
Chris
  • Sal Randolph | Thu Mar 16th 2006 9:21 a.m.
    LOVE this.

    thanks Chris.

    S

    On Mar 16, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Chris Barr wrote:

    > Hi Rhizomers,
    >
    > This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau
    > of Workplace Interruptions.
    >
    > http://www.interruptions.org
    >
    > The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy"
    > created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and
    > productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail
    > mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create
    > invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and capital.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Chris
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  • Lauren Cornell | Thu Mar 16th 2006 10:27 a.m.
    interruptive technology! thats great.

    maybe i missed this, but is there a specific area that BWI covers?

    lauren

    > LOVE this.
    >
    > thanks Chris.
    >
    > S
    >
    >
    > On Mar 16, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Chris Barr wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Rhizomers,
    >>
    >> This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau
    >> of Workplace Interruptions.
    >>
    >> http://www.interruptions.org
    >>
    >> The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy"
    >> created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and
    >> productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail
    >> mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create
    >> invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and capital.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Chris
    >> +
    >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    >> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    >> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/
    >> subscribe.rhiz
    >> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    >> +
    >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    >> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/
    >> 29.php
    >
    > +
    > -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > +
    > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    >
  • Chris Barr | Thu Mar 16th 2006 12:41 p.m.
    Lauren:

    I am guessing that you mean area in a geographic sense, in which case there is no specific area that we are limited to. Because we use telephone, email, and snail mail, we are able to interrupt people around the world. For in-person visits however, we are limited to the spots where our agents are located, which include Buffalo, NYC, Ohio, West Virginia, Australia, and a few others. Also, we all travel, which gives us other opportunities to create live interruptions wherever we are.

    --chris

    Lauren Cornell wrote:

    > interruptive technology! thats great.
    >
    > maybe i missed this, but is there a specific area that BWI covers?
    >
    > lauren
    >
    > > LOVE this.
    > >
    > > thanks Chris.
    > >
    > > S
    > >
    > >
    > > On Mar 16, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Chris Barr wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi Rhizomers,
    > >>
    > >> This message is to announce a new participatory project, The Bureau
    > >> of Workplace Interruptions.
    > >>
    > >> http://www.interruptions.org
    > >>
    > >> The Bureau of Workplace Interruptions is an "intimate bureaucracy"
    > >> created to challenge our relationship to efficiency and
    > >> productivity. BWI uses interruptive technology such as email, snail
    > >> mail, and the telephone, as well as in-person visits to create
    > >> invisible theatre that steals time from the realm of work and
    > capital.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> Chris
    > >> +
    > >> -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > >> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > >> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/
    > >> subscribe.rhiz
    > >> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > >> +
    > >> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > >> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/
    > >> 29.php
    > >
    > > +
    > > -> post: list@rhizome.org
    > > -> questions: info@rhizome.org
    > > -> subscribe/unsubscribe:
    > http://rhizome.org/preferences/subscribe.rhiz
    > > -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
    > > +
    > > Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
    > > Membership Agreement available online at
    > http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
    > >
    >
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