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The Resource How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy, Jenny Odell

How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy, Jenny Odell

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How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy
Title
How to do nothing
Title remainder
resisting the attention economy
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Odell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
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 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"--
  • "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"--
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Odell, Jenny
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Information technology
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
  • Attention
  • Work
  • Arts
  • Arts
  • Information technology
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
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How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy, Jenny Odell
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Includes index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case for nothing -- The impossibility of retreat -- Anatomy of a refusal -- Exercises in attention -- Ecology of strangers -- Restroing the ground for thought -- Conclusion : manifest dismantling
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612197500
Lccn
2019013576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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cf250e8f-f876-43e8-9fe5-b87401efbd69
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090705378
  • (OCoLC)on1090705378
  • 1474374
Label
How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy, Jenny Odell
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The case for nothing -- The impossibility of retreat -- Anatomy of a refusal -- Exercises in attention -- Ecology of strangers -- Restroing the ground for thought -- Conclusion : manifest dismantling
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612197500
Lccn
2019013576
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cf250e8f-f876-43e8-9fe5-b87401efbd69
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090705378
  • (OCoLC)on1090705378
  • 1474374

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