But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have.
Author: Jenny Odell
Publisher: Melville House
Category: Technology & Engineering
** A New York Times Bestseller ** "A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library Porchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important … but 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. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world.
and Smith always remembered what it was like to be a kid. That's why How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourselfremains timeless. Toys are louder and brighter now—and a good deal safer than Smith's old games of mumbly-peg—but ...
Author: Robert Smith
Publisher: Tin House Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Handbook on how to avoid boredom by doing fascinating things that todays children's parents did when they were kids.
Release on 2022-03-01T21:00:00Z | by Everest Media
#1 I was a teenager in the early 2000s, and I didn't have much to do in Cupertino, California, other than visit the local shopping centers. I was desperate for something to interest me, anything, and I didn't have the context to tie my ...
Author: Everest Media
Publisher: Everest Media LLC
Category: Technology & Engineering
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I gave a talk at EYEO, an art and technology conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2017. I ground the talk in a specific place: the Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses in Oakland, California. I did that because it was in the Rose Garden that I began brainstorming my talk. #2 I work as a visual artist, and my favorite public art piece is by a documentary filmmaker. It was done in 1973, and materially consisted of a map with a list of locations in San Francisco. Following Steinbeck’s formula, the windows at each location were the bottle, and whatever happened behind them were the stories that crawled in. #3 A more recent example of this is Scott Polach’s Applause Encouraged, which takes place at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego. In this case, the artist creates a space that is open to the public against the pressures of habit, familiarity, and distraction. #4 Bird-watching is the opposite of looking something up online. You can’t really look for birds, but you can listen for them and identify them when they sing. This practice requires you to do nothing but listen.
For example, when you sit on a bench in a park without doing anything special, you will occasionally hear bird calls. If you persevere and concentrate harder, you will hear these calls all the time. They will be more or less distant, ...
Author: Shortcut Edition
Publisher: Shortcut Edition
Category: Business & Economics
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn the art of doing nothing, especially to resist the addiction of social networks and new technologies. You will also learn : that the market economy uses your attention and your time to make profit; that your attention is captured in increasingly critical and sophisticated ways; that doing nothing brings many cognitive benefits; how improving your concentration can change your reality and improve your happiness. If you are regularly inundated with bad news, "fake news" or constant solicitations on social networks, you surely have the impression that everything is going too fast. It turns out that you are a victim of the culmination of highly studied methods to capture more and more of your attention and time in order to monetize them. Indeed, without you even being aware of it, the market economy is making a lot of money on your back. Even worse, it does so at the expense of your happiness! By shamelessly and constantly channeling your attention, it prevents you from thinking about what is really important to you. Resisting this "economy of attention" has therefore become necessary, not only for individuals, but also for society as a whole. Are you ready to open your eyes? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
... stick is in front instead of in back, just wait. The stick will come slowly up and over and when it touches the ground, you're in business again. If you've wound it and it doesn't go because the. (») How to do nothing with nobody.
After living in that level of vibration, we soon begin to see how we can affect our day to day, including the way we want days to day things to work out, and we don't have to do anything about it. We don't have to state our case, ...
Author: Susan James
Publisher: Susan James / Vast Five
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Castles & Buttons-(Book One) How to Have Everything by Doing Nothing (Susan James) Advanced Higher Mechanics Castles & Buttons (Book One) How to Have Everything by Doing Nothing Advanced Higher Mechanics Castles-Buttons The Same, But How? One of the first phrases I latched onto in my beginning study of higher things, was the phrase mentioned in Abraham-Hicks material, ‘Castles and Buttons are the same.’ My first thought was, ‘how can that be?’ And since I have an investigative nature, I set out to find out, just how, Castles and Buttons are the same. For those new to the study of metaphysics, and things of a higher nature, the phrase ‘Castles and Buttons are the same’, implies, that it is just as easy to create a Castle as it is a button. It’s as easy to create a wonderful expansive lifestyle, as it is to live in the ruins of one. Again, I asked.. ‘How in the world can that be? And if it is true, how can it be easy?’ The entire Castle’s series is about my belief in ‘the Promises’ and my getting there. I want you to know, I’ve been where you are, and I’ll give you examples of how I’ve expanded beyond it. I’ll give you things to try, which worked for me. Things which helped me find out for myself, that yes, indeed, Castles and Buttons are the same. And...We can have what we want without all of the doing, and without ‘goofin’ it up first, as was the sub-title of one of my first books, and Editors Choice winner, Manifesting 101 & Beyond. Castle’s is based on The Ideal. The Law. And this law says, that only the best of the best is the only thing that we should be choosing. The Best. The Best of The Best. Castle’s is about not settling for less than what we really want. And most importantly, forget about anything other than Plan A. There is no Plan B, once we understand what we have in our hands. We’ll use examples that are of your life. And I know they are of your life, as I’ve lived it. I’ve had the broken cars, broken finances, broken relationships, but my understanding of what I had hold of, as long as I would practice and apply it, would move all of my mountains and moved me smack dab in the middle of my castles. It brought new and better in everything. Things showed up without struggle and strife and concern. Then it became automatic. Automatic, as in when it turns dusk the lights on the light pole automatically come on. Automatic as in breathing and walking without having to think about it first. Automatic as coin in the drink machine, drink plops out. Automatic as when we play the card game ‘Free Cell’, we make one move and many others automatically are moved for us. Automatic is becoming The Genie. Some of the themes covered in Castles & Buttons-Book One: • Bricks Without Straw: Unlimitedness-Doing The Impossible, Easily • How Do We Begin Having Our Castles and Not Settling For The Buttons? • Profusion Abundance (The Opposite of The Other Shoe Dropping) • The Opposite of Limited is Not Un-Limited • When The Ton of Bricks Becomes An Avalanche (And What To Do About It) • A Done Deal Example From My Beginning Days of Understanding • How Long Do I Use The Swords, and How Long Before We See Results? • The Golden Parachute vs The Golden Wheelbarrow • Quantum Manifesting Accelerated: Sword Statements • The Learning Curve of Not Having To Do Anything Manifestation • A Shortcut to Easy and Automatic Enjoy the entire Castle’s and Buttons Series and you too may then understand how creating Castles or Buttons is the same and everything you want is already there for you!
How do we receive this gift? By doing nothing. Let us simply accept it. As we believe God's word, we receive His gift. This is the gospel.” Accepting this true gospel, what does the Bible more accurately have to teach about how to do ...
Author: Jonathan Cottrell
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Do Nothing shares a strong message of how to accomplish something greater for Jesus. Most religions proudly and regularly teach what their followers must do to reap spiritual rewards and climb the peaks of enlightenment. But then, there’s Jesus. Rather than tell His followers what they could do, Christ taught believers that they could “do nothing” apart from Him (John 15:5). Likewise, the Son of God insisted that He could “do nothing” apart from His Father in heaven (John 5:19). Unfortunately, this is a message that has been largely forgotten among even the most well-intentioned Christians and trendiest of churches. Maybe it’s a message that readers have never even heard. In Do Nothing, readers learn how to peacefully rest, better discern, and calmly walk forward in the completed work of Jesus. Finally, they can escape the burdensome mantras of today’s culture which indoctrinate everyone everywhere to work hard, hustle, earn it, make it happen, try harder, and do something. So much doing. Jesus offers a much easier way—in fact, He is the way. And He accomplishes everything He begins.
Doing nothing is a way to give your sympathetic nervous system a break and let that stress melt away. Prioritize Your Health When you take the time to do nothing, to deeply relax and disconnect from any stress or distraction, ...
Author: Rachel Jonat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fight back against busyness and celebrate the pleasure of doing nothing in this new guide that helps relieve stress and increase happiness in your life. In The Joy of Doing Nothing you’ll discover how to step away from everything you think you have to do and learn to live a minimalist life. Rachel Jonat shares simple strategies to help you stop overscheduling, find time for yourself, and create moments of calm every day. You’ll learn how to focus more on the important aspects of life, such as family and friends, and scale back your schedule to create more time in the day to care for yourself.
How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving Celeste Headlee. considerations not connected with monetary reward. It's certainly a tendency that we in the industrialized world have passed on to our children.
Author: Celeste Headlee
Category: Social Science
“A welcome antidote to our toxic hustle culture of burnout.”—Arianna Huffington “This book is so important and could truly save lives.”—Elizabeth Gilbert “A clarion call to work smarter [and] accomplish more by doing less.”—Adam Grant We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? Despite our constant search for new ways to optimize our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming more lonely and anxious. We strive for the absolute best in every aspect of our lives, ignoring what we do well naturally and reaching for a bar that keeps rising higher and higher. Why do we measure our time in terms of efficiency instead of meaning? Why can’t we just take a break? In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living instead of doing. As it turns out, we’re searching for external solutions to an internal problem. We won’t find what we’re searching for in punishing diets, productivity apps, or the latest self-improvement schemes. Yet all is not lost—we just need to learn how to take time for ourselves, without agenda or profit, and redefine what is truly worthwhile. Pulling together threads from history, neuroscience, social science, and even paleontology, Headlee examines long-held assumptions about time use, idleness, hard work, and even our ultimate goals. Her research reveals that the habits we cling to are doing us harm; they developed recently in human history, which means they are habits that can, and must, be broken. It’s time to reverse the trend that’s making us all sadder, sicker, and less productive, and return to a way of life that allows us to thrive.
SYNOPSIS:Hоw tо Dо Nothing (2019) іѕ a ѕtudу of whаt'ѕ gоnе wrong іn соntеmроrаrу ѕосіеtу and what we саn dо to fіx іt - аnd оurѕеlvеѕ.
SYNOPSIS: Hоw tо Dо Nothing (2019) іѕ a ѕtudу of whаt'ѕ gоnе wrong іn соntеmроrаrу ѕосіеtу and what we саn dо to fіx іt - аnd оurѕеlvеѕ. Irоnісаllу, thе most еffесtіvе tactic аgаіnѕt оur 24/7 culture оf productivity mіght juѕt be doing nоthіng. When we ѕtор, ѕtер bасk, аnd rеfосuѕ оur attention, Jenny Odеll аrguеѕ, wе саn begin tо see thе соntоurѕ оf a bеttеr, mоrе mеаnіngful existence. ABOUT THЕ AUTHОR: Jenny Odell іѕ аn artist аnd wrіtеr based іn Oаklаnd, Cаlіfоrnіа. She teaches at Stanford Unіvеrѕіtу аnd hаѕ bееn an аrtіѕt-іn-rеѕіdеnсе аt Facebook, thе Intеrnеt Archive, thе San Francisco Planning Dераrtmеnt, and the Sаn Frаnсіѕсо gаrbаgе dumр. Her аrt hаѕ bееn еxhіbіtеd іn galleries around thе wоrld.DISCLAIMER: This bооk іѕ nоt mеаnt tо rерlасе thе оrіgіnаl bооk but tо ѕеrvе аѕ a companion tо іt.
On this same conference trip, I purchased a copy of Jenny Odell's book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019) ... Odell opens the book with stories of people sitting quietly doing nothing in their workplace cafeteria, ...
Author: Rebecca Pope-Ruark
Publisher: JHU Press
A timely book about assessing, coping with, and mitigating burnout in higher education. Faculty often talk about how busy, overwhelmed, and stressed they are. These qualities are seen as badges of honor in a capitalist culture that values productivity above all else. But for many women in higher education, exhaustion and stress go far deeper than end-of-the-semester malaise. Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for women in higher education, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, draws from her own burnout experience, as well as collected stories of faculty in various roles and career stages, interviews with coaches and educational developers, and extensive secondary research to address and mitigate burnout. Pope-Ruark lays out four pillars of burnout resilience for faculty members: purpose, compassion, connection, and balance. Each chapter contains relatable stories, reflective opportunities and exercises, and advice from women in higher education. Blending memoir, key research, and reflection opportunities, Pope-Ruark helps faculty not only address burnout personally but also use the tools in this book to eradicate the systemic conditions that cause it in the first place. As burnout becomes more visible, we can destigmatize it by acknowledging that women are not unraveling; instead, women in higher education are reckoning with the productivity cult embedded in our institutions, recognizing how it shapes their understanding and approach to faculty work, and learning how they can remedy it for themselves, their peers, and women faculty in the future. Contributors: Lee Skallerup Bessette, Cynthia Ganote, Emily O. Gravett, Hillary Hutchinson, Tiffany D. Johnson, Bridget Lepore, Jennifer Marlow, Sharon Michler, Marie Moeller, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, Catherine Ross, Kristi Rudenga, Katherine Segal, Kryss Shane, Jennifer Snodgrass, Lindsay Steiner, Kristi Verbeke
What’s left to do? Nothing! Ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature-film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing . . . oops! Couldn’t do it!
Author: Tony Fucile
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
“A hilarious debut told mainly through the zany artwork. . . . The pictures capture the universality of the moment.” — School Library Journal (starred review) Frankie and Sal have already played every sport and board game invented, baked and eaten batches of cookies, and painted a zillion pictures. What’s left to do? Nothing! Ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature-film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing . . . oops! Couldn’t do it!
No one dares to talk to him in that way, but he's taking it from the man they call Ezequiel. “You know what to do,” Ezequiel says to Silas. “Keep under the speed limit. Do nothing wrong. Wren is your daughter for the day.
Author: Lexi Buchanan
Publisher: HFCA Publishing House
Boston Bay Vikings: hot enough to melt the ice. Camden I grew up with only one dream—to become a professional hockey player. My dream came true and now I was a winger for the Boston Bay Vikings. I never gave much thought to having that ‘special’ someone in my life until I saw the young woman who hunkered down like a scared rabbit in the team’s shower room. I went from a carefree bachelor to a fierce protector. Molly Exhausted and scared, I fell asleep in an empty room and came awake to find the gaze of three naked men on me. It turned out I’d found my way into the shower room of the Boston Bay Vikings—I’d never heard of them. However, it was the fourth man to appear who gave me hope. He spoke with confidence and made me feel safe. I didn’t want to leave his side, but I’d learned the hard way that anything good never lasted. Meet Camden Edwards and Molly Lewis in the first book of a new series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.
“Whether or not I'm with Chase has nothing to do with Cassie. I wish to God I would've thought to record her earlier. Then you could've heard her say....” I rushed to find the exact words before he stopped me. “How you'd do anything for ...
With easy-to-follow, illustrated directions to hacking household objects into toys and using nature to invent mischievous contraptions, this is a handbook that inspires creative play.
Author: Robert Paul Smith
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This classic guidebook, with over 100 fully illustrated activities, details everything from paper airplanes to spool tanks to slingshots - teaching children to not only entertain themselves for a minute or two, but a lifetime. Promoting free-range imagination, hands-on ingenuity, and independent play, Robert Smith’s timeless activity guide reminds parents and children alike that making one’s own fun is the best way to avoid boredom. With easy-to-follow, illustrated directions to hacking household objects into toys and using nature to invent mischievous contraptions, this is a handbook that inspires creative play. From indoor boomerangs, pin pianos, umbrella bow and arrows, peach pit turtles, and clamshell bracelets to quirky, prank-ready contraptions, the wide array of engaging activities provides a great alternative to screen time, fostering independent thinking and joyful curiosity, and a greater appreciation for the simple things in life—both indoor and outdoor. Charming, inspiring, and loads of fun, this spirited book will provide endless enjoyment for children and parents alike.
We need to embrace a whole new concept of time: one that gives us and our planet a brighter future. In Saving Time, Jenny Odell, bestselling author of How to Do Nothing, examines how we got to the point where time became money.
Author: Jenny Odell
Publisher: Random House
Category: Social Science
We're living on the wrong clock. And it's destroying us. 'To read it is ... to experience how freedom might feel' Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks Our life is dominated by the corporate clock that so many of us contort ourselves to fit inside. It wasn't devised for people, but for profit. We need to embrace a whole new concept of time: one that gives us and our planet a brighter future. In Saving Time, Jenny Odell, bestselling author of How to Do Nothing, examines how we got to the point where time became money. Taking inspiration from the pre-industrial, ecological and geological rhythms of our world, she offers us radical new models to live by that make a more humane, more hopeful existence seem possible. Now is our moment to rethink. And if we do, time might just save us. 'An inimitable gift' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror 'One of the most important books I've read in my life' Ed Yong, author of An Immense World
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Preston smiled , and said , " Well , there's an organization in New York that tells you exactly how to do it . It's amazing ! There's really nothing to study . It's mostly a knack which they tell you . You can learn this knack in a few ...
Have no strong love for anybody ; desire nothing ; do nothing ; hope for nothing with a manly vigor - and you will escape all carefulness . But a thin , careless , uninterested life is not the fruit of the gospel . Christ does not make ...