Ethan is a second year Science student at the University of Western Ontario. He volunteers at a long term care home.

I asked Ethan what his opinion of occupation was. 

“something you do”

Occupation is something you do in order to receive money. It is what society expects you to do on a day to day basis in order to support yourself. Occupation gets associated with a job, but it is also a state of doing things.  Whether physical or mental.

After reading the Hito Steyerl text, Ethan’s opinion did not change. 

“its time you spend doing things”

It is a state of doing things.  Whether a job or a hobby or any other thing you do to occupy your day.  Its time you spend doing certain things, even if you are just thinking, that occupy’s your time at that moment..