Happy June! As a reminder, we will gather next week on Wednesday, June 8, at 1pm EDT to discuss How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell. I’ve been listening to it on audio, often while walking in Prospect Park or Green-Wood Cemetery, and have found it provides some really interesting ways of thinking about what I notice with my actual senses—what I see, hear, smell as I move through the world.
We will also consider two artworks:
Some key topics to discuss:
Overall I hope this session will help us think together about the rich possibilities of indeterminacy, quietness, and the ways of being that interrupt progress and profit.
Hope you can join us; register here.
Oh, and remember the Postcards of Rage and Renewal project? It is still happening! For those of you who signed up, you’ll get your postcards soon.
The project, a collaboration with VFC, is a collective response to the two-year anniversary of the COVID lockdown. Our goal: to collectively channel and process our outrage towards the inadequacy of the pandemic response and to build our hope for the future. Feels like something we could all use right now.