Online Book Discussion: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Oct 3, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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"This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about our selves and our world.

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."

 

Image and synopsis from Goodreads.

 

See also: A Manifesto for Opting Out of an Internet-Dominated World | The New York Times

 

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