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How to Do Nothing (Odell)

May 19 @ 19 h 30 min

Join Evenings with an Author (online) to discuss

How to Do Nothing 

with writer, artist and Stanford professor Jenny Odell

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In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, How to Do Nothing is an inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy and winning back our lives. Once we start paying a new kind of attention, 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. 

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 Jenny Odell


Jenny Odell is an Oakland-based multi-disciplinary artist and writer. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and The Paris Review. Her visual work has been exhibited in the United States at The Contemporary Jewish Museum and the New York Public Library, as well as internationally in France, China and Dubai. Odell has been an artist in residence at Facebook, the Internet Archive, the San Francisco Planning Department, and Recology SF. She is a lecturer in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.



May 19
19 h 30 min