How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy
ISBN: 1612197493
EAN13: 9781612197494
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 9, 2019
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.55" L x 5.73" W
Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

** 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 BOKS 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 Read More chevron_right

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