How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy

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Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019].
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Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019].
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xxiii, 232 pages ; 22 cm


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Includes index.
"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 in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell 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 humankind's role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent"--,Provided by publisher.
"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Odell, J. (2019). How to do nothing: resisting the attention economy . Melville House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. 2019. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Odell, Jenny. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Melville House, 2019.

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