Author Jenny Odell is an multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work generally involves acts of close observation, whether it’s birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce.
Her visual work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the New York Public Library, Ever Gold Projects, the Marjorie Barrick Museum (Las Vegas), Les Rencontres D’Arles, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Fotomuseum Winterthur, La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), the Lishui Photography Festival (China), the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, apexart (NY), East Wing (Dubai), and the Google headquarters. Odell has taught internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford since 2013.
Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, SFMOMA’s Open Space, The Creative Independent, and Sierra Magazine. Her book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, was recently published by Melville House.
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