For this assignment I read Anne Petersen's article "Attention and Distraction: On the Aesthetic Experience of Video Installation Art". I read the section entitled "Experiencing Video Installation Art". I found this article interesting because it discussed an aspect of video installations that isn't much investigated regardless of its commonality: the fact that people are easily bored by it. If a video is more than a few minutes people tend to wander on rather than wait around to understand the meaning of the piece. We are used to things with simple meanings and that work actively to hold our attention (i.e television); it is hard for us to have to stand by long enough to find the meaning for ourselves. The attention span of the audience will be a good thing to keep in mind when we are starting our video projects.