Summary Amazon says, "[How to Do Nothing is] galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world
Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.
So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have."
Why Doing Nothing Is Our Most Important Form Of Resistance | Think | NBC News
From the video description:
“Jenny Odell... discuss[es] why doing nothing might be our only chance to reclaim humanity from the companies profiting from our attention.
Jenny Odell – How to do nothing | The Conference 2017
From the video transcript:
“In the most basic sense, that’s because I largely wrote this talk in the rose garden. But it’s also because as I wrote it, I realized that the garden encompassed everything that I’m going to talk to you about, which is the practice of doing nothing, but also the architecture of nothing, the importance of public space, and an ethics of care and maintenance.”