How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy / Jenny Odell
Book | Melville House | 2019
16 holds on first copy returned of 15 copies

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Description
xxiii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Contents
The case for nothing -- The impossibility of retreat -- Anatomy of a refusal -- Exercises in attention -- Ecology of strangers -- Restoring the grounds for thought -- Conclusion : manifest dismantling.
Summary
"When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as . . . doing nothing. Here, Jenny Odell sends up a flare from the heart of Silicon Valley, delivering an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism, and to become more meaningfully connected in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
We live in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. Odell delivers an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism. She shows readers that doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance-- and how to become more meaningfully connected in the process. -- adapted from jacket
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Other Form:
Online version: Odell, Jenny (Multimedia artist), author. How to do nothing Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019] 9781612197500 (DLC) 2019013576
ISBN
9781612197494 (hardcover)
1612197493 (hardcover)
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