How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy




      How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
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 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 meaningfully connected in the process. Free Read [ How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy ] author [ Jenny Odell ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  • Jenny Odell
  • 21 January 2018
  • 1612197493

10 thoughts on “ How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

  1. Truce says:

    First, I understand the negative reviews of this book The title is misleading as this is not at all a how to on unplugging or leaving social media for that, maybe read Cal Newport s Digital Minimalism or Catherine Price s How to Break Up With Your Phone Instead it s a really well researched book on some abstract and sometimes seemingly esoteric concepts the self, attention, bioregionalism, what it means to refuse resist in place, and the effects of late stage capitalism on all of the above First, I understand the negative reviews of this book The title is misleading as this is not at all a how to on unplugging or leaving social media for that, maybe read Cal Newport s Digital Minimalism or Catherine Price s How to Break Up With Your Phone Instead it s a really well researched book on some abstract and sometimes seemingly esoteric concepts the self, attention, bioregionalism, what it means to refuse resist in place, and the effects of late stage capitalism on all of the above.There is really no how to in this book, and I don t think Odell s work here can be even halfway summarized with buzzwords like mindfulness or digital detox or whatever The bulk of this book is about the things that we are unable to do when our attention is tied up in social media or the news cycle Yes, at the most basic level, social media and the news cycle take...

  2. Felicia V. Edens says:

    I found an Advanced Reader s Copy of this book at the library where I work, so I was able to read this before the public gets to it this April None of the other librarians had taken it, and I usually don t end up reading ARCs, but after looking at the cover a couple times, I found myself genuinely intrigued As I finished the firs...

  3. Ken-ichi says:

    Anyone who has run a public event where you show people other organisms has fielded the horrible, soul crushing question, But what does it do or worse, What s it good for They re not unreasonable questions, perfectly understandable, human questions really, and at the same time completely maddening to an ardent naturalist, as if you d just introduced your beloved mother to someone who then asked, Nice to meet you, but what are you good for If I m feeling forthright, I ll reply, Nothing, Anyone who has run a public event where you show people other organisms has fielded the horrible, soul crushing question, But what does it ...

  4. Andrew Sampson says:

    full disclosure i literally only had one page left to read in this book but i left my backpack with it inside a chipotle, anyways it still changed my life

  5. Jimmy Wu says:

    Collective self help for middle class leftist intelligentsia Has the feeling of taking a leisurely stroll with your loony hippie friend who is at once an overeducated ecosocialist and a crackpot Zen mind hacker You have no idea why she loves birdwatching so much to her it s a proto spiritual experience, to you it seems superficially like playing Pok mon Go nor can you figure out how she affords to live on the Oakland Piedmont border without a full time job The sl...

  6. Mehrsa says:

    I probably should have sat in silence and watched birds instead of reading this book There is no thesis here and no new insights We need to know how to do nothing Maybe it s for a different generation, but my generation grew up being terribly bored and I honestly do not miss it.

  7. 7jane says:

    Taste strawberry flavored hard candyI confess that one of the reasons for picking up this book was the cover art lol And I confess that I didn t know what this nothing meant perhaps for laziness Four day work week But I m just joking here.The main point is this stop giving so easily attention to what the media chaos god is asking from you and it asks for all , for there is a big source for anxiety, fear, and despair, if things get out of control Instead take time back go to places of Taste strawberry flavored hard candyI confess that one of the reasons for picking up this book was the cover art lol And I confess that I didn t know what this nothing meant perhaps for laziness Four day work week But I m just joking here.The main point is this stop giving so easily attention to what the media chaos god is asking from you and it asks for all , for there is a big source for anxiety, fear, and despair, if things get out of control Instead take time back go to places of nature inside gardens, parks, bigger parks outside town Go make contact with people, take part in your community, learn of the history of the place you re living in It is understandable that not all have the financies, time, or supportive people to do many things here, but merely refusing attention from some forms of media can be just the right little things, even if the time doing so it little too.The author...

  8. Vicki says:

    It s hard for me to reconcile that the fundamental things the author talks about in this book the attention economy, its link to capitalism, how we all need to slow down and think about what we re doing, are all true, and yet the tone is just so smug, lecturing, and talking down at the reader from the lofty heights of liberal academia, as opposed to rooted in the real world where the reader is, wi...

  9. Chessa says:

    Like others, this book is not what I was expecting I was expectingof a how to, self help book but instead this is a very heady, very academic and well researched treatise on attention, culture, and our society at large I didn t get to finish because of a slew of family events, but what I read I didrespect I never was excited to pick the book back up, but once I did I always found the author s arguments original and well founded I found ...

  10. Patricia Highsmith& says:

    A very short review which doesn t do justice to this book yes, I was taken by the self helpy title I was hoping that it would provide some guidelines based on extensive research into how we all get hooked on refreshing feeds full of people we don t know talking about things that we pretty much instantly forget about as soon as we close our browser that s just me, maybe Instead, I got birds This is fine I don t dislike birds, although I am not keen on the finding self in nature essay book A very short review which doesn t do justice to this book yes, I was taken by the self helpy title I was hoping that it would provide some guidelines based on extensive research into how we all get hooked on refreshing feeds full of people we don t know talking about things that we pretty much instantly forget about as soon as we close our browser that s just me, maybe Instead, I got birds This is fine I don t dislike birds, although I am not keen on the finding self in nature essay book They all sound same to me, as much as I very vaguely want to be that kind of person J...

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