Join New York Times-bestselling writers Jenny Odell (How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy) and Helen Macdonald (Vesper Flights and H Is for Hawk) for a conversation about the relationship between attention, technology, and the natural world.
Named by Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2019, Odell’s How to Do Nothing lays out a refreshing and persuasive argument for reclaiming our lives from addictive technology, reimagining how we might think about our social relationships in the process—dovetailing perfectly with Macdonald’s Vesper Flights, a passionately astute examination of the links between humans and animals. Hear them discuss each other’s work and how 21st century technology has transformed our understandings of our politics and ourselves—and what we stand to gain by reclaiming our sense of wonder at the natural world.
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