Wasting Time on the Internet is Mandatory in this Unusual College Class

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 4, 2014
References: english.upenn.edu & designtaxi
This unusual college class is probably the opposite of what one would expect from an institution of higher learning. At the University of Pennsylvania, you can take an English course called Wasting Time on the Internet starting next semester. While all college students know this is an unofficial part of the curriculum regardless of what school you go to, it is new to see a class in what you do to escape from all your other classes.

Taught by poet Kennet Goldsmith, the unusual college class involves surfing the web for three hours every Wednesday afternoon. Instead of sneaking glances at your phone under your desk, electronic distractions are thoroughly encouraged. The course aims include investigating whether life in front of a screen can be used "as raw material for creating compelling and emotional works of literature."