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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

JENNY ODELL, BLACK INC.

Is there anything harder to do than nothing at all? In her self-help manual meets political manifesto, artist, writer and Stanford professor Jenny Odell delivers a rallying cry for taking time out of your day to “do” nothing. Odell argues that in a capitalist, internet-dominant world where value is determined by your so-called productivity, doing nothing (by which she means nothing of traditionally productive value) is a powerful act,

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