Jenny Odell is an American artist, writer and educator who is based in Oakland, California. She wrote How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019).
Life and work
Odell was born in San Francisco and grew up in Cupertino, California.
Her artwork has for example used images from Google Earth and Google Maps. She has taught Internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford University since 2013. She was artist-in-residence at the Internet Archive in 2017.
Odell wrote How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019) about "how to disconnect from the attention economy".
- Travel by Approximation: a virtual road trip. Self-published, 2010.
- I Hate to Part With It: Craigslist Farewells. Self-published, 2012.
- The Satellite Collections. Self-published, 2013.
- The Archive of the Bureau of Suspended Objects. Self-published, 2015. ISBN 9781364713102.
- Satellite Landscapes. Self-published, 2015.
- The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Self-published, 2016. ISBN 9781364465001. Exhibition catalogue.
- The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Palo Alto Art Center. Self-published, 2016. ISBN 9781367171879. Exhibition catalogue.
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2019. ISBN 9781612197494.