How to Do Nothing

But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have.

How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but 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 will change how you see your place in our world.

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How to Do Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jenny Odell
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-23 - Publisher: Melville House

** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST
Do Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Celeste Headlee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-10 - Publisher: Harmony

“A welcome antidote to our toxic hustle culture of burnout.”—Arianna Huffington “This book is so important and could truly save lives.”—Elizabeth Gilbert “A clarion call to work smarter [and] accomplish more by doing less.”—Adam Grant We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? Despite our
SUMMARY - How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy By Jenny Odell
Language: en
Pages: 35
Authors: Shortcut Edition
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-25 - Publisher: Shortcut Edition

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn the art of doing nothing, especially to resist the addiction of social networks and new technologies. You will
How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Robert Smith
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Tin House Books

Handbook on how to avoid boredom by doing fascinating things that todays children's parents did when they were kids.
How to Do Nothing with Nobody, All Alone by Yourself
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Robert Paul Smith
Categories: Amusements
Type: BOOK - Published: 1958 - Publisher:

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