'How To Do Nothing' Author and Artist Jenny Odell Talks About Her New Provocative Book

Jun 10, 2019

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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.