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Author Odell, Jenny (Multimedia artist), author.

Title How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy / Jenny Odell.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019]
2019

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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  303.4833 Od2h 2019    ---  Available
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Description xxiii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Summary "A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention--and our personal information--that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity ... doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell, who sees our attention as the most precious--and overdrawn--resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine our role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from a simple anti-technology screed or back-to-nature meditation, How to Do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of the narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent."--Jacket.
Subject Information technology -- Social aspects.
Reflection (Philosophy)
Attention -- Philosophy.
Work -- Philosophy.
Arts -- Philosophy.
Political participation. (OCoLC)fst01069386
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9781612197494 (hardcover)
1612197493 (hardcover)

 
    
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