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

By: Odell, Jenny, (Multimedia artist) [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2019Description: xxiii, 232 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Reflection (Philosophy) | Political participation | Attention -- Philosophy | Work -- Philosophy | Arts -- Philosophy | Information technology -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: How to do nothingDDC classification: 303.4833 ODE Summary: After the American presidental election of 2016, Jenny Odell felt so overstimunated and disoriented by information, misinformation, and the expressions of others, that reality itself seemed to slip away. 'How To Do Nothing' is her action plan for resistance. Drawing on the ethos of tech culture, a background in the arts, and personal storytelling, Jenny Odell makes a powerful argument for refusal: refusal to believe that our lives are instruments to be optimised. She argues that nothing can be quite so radical as doing nothing.
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Includes index.

After the American presidental election of 2016, Jenny Odell felt so overstimunated and disoriented by information, misinformation, and the expressions of others, that reality itself seemed to slip away. 'How To Do Nothing' is her action plan for resistance. Drawing on the ethos of tech culture, a background in the arts, and personal storytelling, Jenny Odell makes a powerful argument for refusal: refusal to believe that our lives are instruments to be optimised. She argues that nothing can be quite so radical as doing nothing.

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