I love this book. It's not about a digital detox, it's about how your attention is being commodified and the best way to take it back. It's about the philosophy of real life community versus online yelling. It's not a guilt trip and it doesn't make you feel like you're bad if you still use social media, but it gives you ideas about how to balance your online presence with real people because that's the only way things really change and grow.
So when I was in Waterstones having a coffee I obviously couldn‘t resist buying a book 😂 this one was thanks to the review by @batsy 💜
Not a how-to at all, but a multidisciplinary work on engaging with the world outside of the corporate-controlled attention economy. It's dense & philosophical, incorporating theory, art criticism, tech, & nature writing. It made me see differently & want to exist differently. I love books that do that. We need more books to remind humans of our place in the vast planet—we're not superior. Similarly, we should resist low-key dehumanisation ⬇️
Incredible, very refreshing. I feel I‘ve learned a lot about what tech companies etc. want from me and why the idea of ‘resistance in place‘ which I love now can apply to living in today‘s world. Yes it‘s depressing thinking about what tech companies want from us and what consumerism wants us to be, but reading about the idea of appreciating our environment in different ways was inspiring, particularly on a stopped commuter train late for work
Not a how-to, but a reminder about the value of doing nothing. Do less, rest more. Build parks, not towers.
Wasn‘t a fan of the actual writing style, but I did like the content. Context collapse, information overload, the importance of noncommercial public space, and how the lack of spacial or temporal context in online platforms can be leveraged and used to create hateful, shaming, or vindictive public content. Plenty of food for thought.