The next Yinova Book Club will be held on February 27th at 6:30 pm and will be led by Kate Reil at Yinova Brooklyn Heights, where she will be discussing How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell.
This discussion is free to attend and please feel free to invite your family or friends to join us too! You can register here. Please note space is limited to 25 people.
Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance.
So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, 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.