A mouse click. Pause. Double click. Pause. A co-worker’s code of conduct as the other is hiding shopping, newspaper, or private email browser windows. A familiar ritual of those who, like me, understand work as time-consuming. What would it mean to suddenly have more time? My field of investigation is not how our lives would change if otherized modes of production were suddenly monetarily rewarded. I am asking how much or how little does it take to feel carefree.
I have been recording friends' answers to this question since 2016.