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Thursday 2 April 2020

Thoughts from the Introduction of How to Do Nothing

"To capitalist logic, which thrives on myopia and dissatisfaction, there may indeed be something dangerous about something as pedestrian as doing nothing: escaping laterally toward each other, we might just find that everything we wanted is already here." ~ Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy - Introduction

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Wednesday 25 March 2020

Book Study Details & Questions for Week 1/Introduction: How to Do Nothing

This post is nuts and bolts.

Time: 2PM on Wednesdays, for up to an hour Note: If I get a lot of interest saying this is a bad time, I can move it

First Meeting: Wednesday, April 1 I promise, no April Fool's Jokes from me

Format/Platform: Google Hangouts No actual clarification, but I feel like I need one, so...

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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Book Study: How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

I started working at a little yarn and book shop last fall, as a way to make sure I have some financial independence. In December, we featured a different item that we carry on our website every day. This book was one of the items. The title caught my attention. How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Since being diagnosed with ADD a couple years ago, I've become much more aware of the ways my attention sticks and slips around different things. But I've also become aware of how very busy I tend to keep myself and my mind, and how much I tend to base my value of myself on what I can accomplish that lines up with conventional images of productivity.

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