How to Do Nothing: Book Group

How to Do Nothing: Book Group

Date: Thursday 28 March 2024
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Advanced Research Centre
Category: Social events

Free but ticketed | Book via
No advanced reading required

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell (Penguin Random House, 2020)

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.

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.

Join the University of Glasgow's Mark Bell for a special Spring Fling book group to discuss this provocative, timely, and persuasive book, which could change how you see your place in our world...

Mark Ball's research at the University of Glasgow focuses on questions around cultural value, place, and politics. Interest in these questions has lead him to, amongst other things, learn to line dance.

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