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Nothing is more difficult to do nowadays than not anything. However in a global the place our price is made up our minds by means of our 24/7 knowledge productiveness . . . doing not anything could also be our such a lot vital type of resistance.

So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell on this box information to doing not anything (a minimum of as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our consideration as essentially the most valuable—and overdrawn—useful resource now we have. As soon as we will be able to get started paying a brand new roughly consideration, she writes, we will be able to adopt bolder kinds of political motion, reimagine humankind’s position within the surroundings, and arrive at extra significant understandings of happiness and development.

Far from the straightforward anti-era screed, or the again-to-nature meditation we learn so steadily, How to do Nothing is an motion plan for pondering outdoor of capitalist narratives of potency and techno-determinism. Provocative, well timed, and completely persuasive, this E-book is a 4-route meal within the age of Soylent.