Doing nothing is more than just lazing around. Artist and author Jenny Odell joins us to explain what she means by doing nothing — taking time out of one’s day to engage in an activity without considering whether it’s productive — and why it can be so difficult these days to do it. She’ll also explain how doing nothing can actually be a form of resistance to a world where our value is over determined by our ‘data productivity.’
Jenny Odell, who teaches at Stanford University, is also a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, SFMOMA's Open Space, McSweeney's, The Creative Independent, Sierra Magazine, Topic and Real Future.
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- A Manifesto for Opting Out of an Internet-Dominated World
- Longreads: Against Hustle: Jenny Odell Is Taking Her Time at the End of the World
- How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing
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