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How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy  Cover Image Book Book

How to do nothing : resisting the attention economy / Jenny Odell.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1612198554 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781612198552 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781612197494 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1612197493 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 232 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The case for nothing -- The impossibility of retreat -- Anatomy of a refusal -- Exercises in attention -- Ecology of strangers -- Restoring the ground for thought -- Conclusion : manifest dismantling.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Information technology > Social aspects.
Reflection (Philosophy)
Attention > Philosophy.
Work > Philosophy.
Arts > Philosophy.

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