Jenny Odell

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

Talk: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Oakland-based artist and writer Jenny Odell discusses her debut book "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy". Jenny examines how, by paying a new kind of attention - our most precious and overdrawn resource - we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2KmCUAP

Jenny Odell

Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work generally involves acts of close observation, whether it's birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce.

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our data productivity, doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. Once we start paying a new kind of attention, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humanity's role in the environment, and arrive at a more meaningful understanding of happiness and fulfilment.

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