How to Do Nothing

Resisting the Attention Economy
Sep 01, 2019
This was a gem of a book. It took me off on so many tangents of thought; and introduced me to several ideas/people that I had never heard of, like Pauline Oliveros well known for Deep Sound techniques; mesh technology, something to do with open access; context collapse, the idea that SM feeds overwhelm us with information divorced from any context, thus making it easy to gather information, but more difficult to assess or care about that information. Jenny Odell is a young graphic media artist, and speaks in the language of young techies. She has such important ideas, and invites readers to really think about the attention economy, the built-in business of persuasion, and its impact on ourselves and our world.