Brady Brickner-Wood

Brady Brickner-Wood was born and raised in New Hampshire, and is currently an MFA candidate at Texas State University. His work has appeared in Ploughshares online, Harvard Review online, Quarterly West, and the McNeese Review.

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“Hold Yourself Still”: Jenny Odell Would Now Like Your Attention

BY Brady Brickner-Wood

Refreshingly, How to Do Nothing does not ask its readers to throw their phone out a window or delete their social media accounts or snub their nose at a society that creatively stymies them. Odell writes: “I am less interested in a mass exodus from Facebook and Twitter than I am in a mass movement of attention: what happens when people regain control over their attention and begin to redirect it again, together.”