No one ~really~ knows what attention is.
This project explores this very problem. Attention is a ubiquitous but troublesome concept. Is it a resource? An actor? Part of regular cognitive activities? Centralized? Or distributed?
Is it a network through which we transmit data? If that is the case, is that network just a means? Or its own end?
Feel free to drop me a message at matt [dot] gottsacker [at] gmail [dot] com. Feedback and collaboration ideas are welcome.