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How to Do Nothing

Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

This thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re-defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world.When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for perso...
Publish Date
April 9
Goodreads rating
May 23, 2019
That's from @the_jennitaur's book "How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy," which hit me particularly hard, and made this conversation such a delight.      source
Aug 20, 2019
@espiers I agree, it’s a fantastic book.      source
Jan 16, 2020
Such a great book. Gave me a lot of confidence to pursue some new ideas.      source
Jul 22, 2020
Just finished How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by @the_jennitaur - really great book, thanks to @emdupre_ for suggesting!      source
Favorite books read in 2019 🧵 1. How to do nothing by @the_jennitaur. Essay, beautifully written. Not a book about working less, but about understanding why we do, our relationship with technology, choosing how/what to attend to, and the politics of all of that. Also, birds.      source