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Come non fare niente

Stare senza far nulla, nell’era in cui appena ci annoiamo abbiamo un riflesso pavloviano e prendiamo lo smartphone in mano, è un’impresa. In questo senso il libro di Jenny Odell How to do nothing è manna dal cielo. L’inizio promette molto bene:

Nothing is harder to do than nothing. In a world where our value is determined by our productivity, many of us find our every last minute captured, optimized, or appropriated as a financial resource by the technologies we use daily. We submit our free time to numerical evaluation, interact with algorithmic versions of each other, and build and maintain personal brands. For some, there may be a kind of engineer’s satisfaction in the streamlining and networking of our entire lived experience. And yet a certain nervous feeling, of being overstimulated and unable to sustain a train of thought, lingers. Though it can be hard to grasp before

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