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Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing

A ​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. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.

Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often,… (tovább)

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256 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 1612197493
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Melville House, New York, 2019
232 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781612197494

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Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing

Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell könyve nem csak a borító miatt emlékeztet egy hosszú, kerti sétára. Izgalmas szökőkutak vannak benne, zegzugok és kitérők, csak bokrok helyett gondolatból. Ahogy az általa „attention economy”-nak hívott aggasztó jelenséget körbejárjuk, találkozunk Epikurosz tanaival, ismerkedünk a hippi kolóniák felbomlásának okaival, igazi madarakkal, ökológiai társulásokkal, alternatív közösségi hálózatokkal, de tanulunk kicsit a figyelmünkről, az üresjáratok fontosságáról, vagy a szinte semmit sem csináló növénytermesztésről. Ez a kalandozás távolról sem idegesít, inkább csendes, ám aktív, józan szemlélővé emel, és Odell tanárnő épp ezt szeretné. Éberséget ajánl nekünk, tudatosságot, leföldeltséget anélkül, hogy ezeket a szavakat elhasználná, és tetszik vagy sem, túlstimulált, okos algoritmusok által véleménybuborékokba zárt olvasóit lassú, alapos gondolkodásra ösztökéli. Nekem tetszik.


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In such times as these, having recourse to periods of and spaces for „doing nothing” is of utmost importance, because without them we have no way to think, reflect, heal, and sustain ourselves – individually or collectively. There is a kind of nothing that's necessary for, at the end of the day, doing something.

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In the context of health and ecology, things that grow unchecked are often considered parasitic or cancerous. Yet we inhabit a culture that privileges novelty and growth over the cyclical and the regenerative. Our very idea of productivity is premised on the idea of producing something new, whereas we do not tend to see maintenance and care as productive in the same way.

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Spatial and temporal context both have to do with the neighboring entities around something that help define it. Context also helps establish the order of events. Obviously, the bits of information we're assailed with on Twitter and Facebook feeds are missing both of these kinds of context. Scrolling through the feed, I can't help but wonder: What am I supposed to think of all this? How am I supposed to think of all this? I imagine different parts of my brain lighting up in a patter that doesn't make sense, that forecloses any possible understanding. Many things in there seem important, but the sum total is nonsense, and it produces not understanding but a dull and stupefying dread.

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