Jenny Odell

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Jenny Odell is an American artist, writer and educator who is based in Oakland, California.[1][2] She wrote the book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019).[3][4]

Life and work[edit]

Odell was born in San Francisco[5] and grew up in Cupertino, California.[6][7] She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2008 with a degree in English Literature and received her MFA in Design + Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010.[8]

Odell's work consists of acts of close observations such as bird watching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce.[9] Her artwork has for example used images from Google Earth[10] and Google Maps.[11] She has taught Internet art and digital/physical design at Stanford University since 2013.[12][13] She was artist-in-residence at the Internet Archive in 2017.[14] Her book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (2019)[15][16] is about "how to disconnect from the attention economy".[17][18]

Publications[edit]

  • Travel by Approximation: a virtual road trip. Self-published, 2010.[19]
  • I Hate to Part With It: Craigslist Farewells. Self-published, 2012.[20]
  • The Satellite Collections. Self-published, 2013.[21]
  • The Archive of the Bureau of Suspended Objects. Self-published, 2015. ISBN 9781364713102.[22]
  • Satellite Landscapes. Self-published, 2015.[23]
  • The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Self-published, 2016. ISBN 9781364465001. Exhibition catalogue.[24]
  • The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Palo Alto Art Center. Self-published, 2016. ISBN 9781367171879. Exhibition catalogue.[25]
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2019. ISBN 9781612197494.[4]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art. Odell and Philip Buscemi. January 28, 2016 – July 5, 2016. [26]
  • Peripheral Landscapes: The Art of Maps: A conversation with Odell and geospatial librarian Matt Knutzen. May 1, 2015. [27]
  • The Internet Archive's 2017 Artist in Residence Exhibition. August 5–26 2017. [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Odell on 'How to Do Nothing' and being meaningfully counterproductive". Los Angeles Times. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  2. ^ Lozano, Kevin (20 May 2019). "Jenny Odell and the Quest to Log Off". ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2019-09-27 – via www.thenation.com.
  3. ^ Hunt, Elle (27 September 2019). "Jenny Odell on why we need to learn to do nothing: 'It's a reminder that you're alive'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-09-27 – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. ^ a b "How To Do Nothing's Jenny Odell on balancing political burnout with engagement". The Fader. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  5. ^ "Jenny Odell". phmuseum.com. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  6. ^ Chen, Angela (22 April 2019). "Artist Jenny Odell explains why place is the antidote to the attention economy". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  7. ^ "Jenny Odell Wants You to Put Down Your Phone and Smell the Roses". Cal Alumni Association. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  8. ^ "Jenny Odell CV 2017" (PDF). Jenny Odell.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  9. ^ "jenny odell • contact / about". www.jennyodell.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  10. ^ "Jenny Odell". Dazed. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  11. ^ Campbell, Erica Fahr. "Finding Art in Google Maps: Jenny Odell's Satellite World". Time. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  12. ^ "jenny odell: contact / about". www.jennyodell.com. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  13. ^ Willett, Megan. "13 Gorgeous Works Of Art Made From Google Maps Images". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  14. ^ "Jenny Odell - Neo-Surreal". The Photographers' Gallery. 30 May 2018. Archived from the original on 27 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  15. ^ Tiffany, Kaitlyn (25 March 2019). "How to quit Facebook without quitting Facebook". Vox. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  16. ^ "A Podcast About Nothing with Jenny Odell". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  17. ^ Schwartz, Oscar (13 March 2019). "Why beating your phone addiction may come at a cost". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-09-27 – via www.theguardian.com.
  18. ^ "How to Do Nothing, With Artist and Educator Jenny Odell". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  19. ^ Travel by Approximation by Jenny Odell. 2 April 2010 – via www.blurb.com.
  20. ^ I Hate to Part With It by Jenny Odell. 22 October 2012 – via www.blurb.com.
  21. ^ The Satellite Collections by Jenny Odell. 19 August 2013 – via www.blurb.com.
  22. ^ The Archive of the Bureau of Suspended Objects by Jenny Odell. 29 November 2015. ISBN 9781364713102 – via www.blurb.com.
  23. ^ Satellite Landscapes by Jenny Odell. 6 April 2015 – via www.blurb.co.uk.
  24. ^ The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Contemporary Jewish Museum by Jenny Odell. 19 January 2016. ISBN 9781364465001 – via www.blurb.com.
  25. ^ The Bureau of Suspended Objects at the Palo Alto Art Center by Jenny Odell. 1 October 2016. ISBN 9781367171879 – via www.blurb.com.
  26. ^ "The CJM | In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Jenny Odell and Philip Buscemi". www.thecjm.org. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  27. ^ "Peripheral Landscapes: The Art of Maps". www.nypl.org. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  28. ^ emerging, About the Author Ever Gold Projects Ever Goldis an exhibitions program of; Owner, Mid-Career Artists Under the Direction of; in 2009, rew McClintock Founded in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco; of 2016, the gallery relocated to the Minnesota Street Project building in the Dogpatch neighborhood in March. "The Internet Archive's 2017 Artist In Residence Exhibition / August 5 - 26 • Ever Gold [Projects]". Ever Gold [Projects]. Retrieved 2020-03-04.

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