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Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing
February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PSTFree
Cafe Society Presents Jenny Odell on her book How to Do Nothing, Resisting the Attnetion Economy. Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Oakland whose work mines second-hand imagery to bring into focus culture and economies for a clearer understanding of social structures. The author of How to Do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy, her work has been featured in The Economist, Wired, Die Zeit, and Le Soir. Jenny Odell teaches digital art and physical design at Stanford.
“An erudite and thoughtful narrative about the importance of interiority and taking time to pay close attention to the spaces around us.”—Annie Vainshtein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“An eloquent argument against the cult of efficiency, and I felt both consoled and invigorated by it.”—Jennifer Szalai, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW