Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer. Her book How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, was just released in paperback. Jenny and I speak about what “doing nothing” actually means and how we can work to resist capitalist value structures that demand we consume and produce in order to stay relevant and valuable in society. We also discuss how to carve out authentic and enjoyable ways to be creative without falling victim to the culture of productivity, and share our thoughts on social media & tips for navigating the realm of self-promotion in a way that honors our humanness and doesn’t force us to become “a brand”.
Songs featured: “I Can’t Sleep” by Oliver Tank, “Shorty Don’t Wait” by A Great Big World, “Chill or Be Chilled” by The Polish Ambassador feat. Nitty Scott and and off the cuff guitar lick by my dear Patron Axel, recorded in his new home.
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