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Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle of Higher Education
What's the problem with ubiquitous surveillance? Don't think Orwell; think Kafka.
nothing  to  hide  daniel  solove  privacy 
march 2019 by mifepba
Jenny Odell, "How to Do Nothing"
"What I would do there is nothing. I’d just sit there. And although I felt a bit guilty about how incongruous it seemed — beautiful garden versus terrifying world — it really did feel necessary, like a survival tactic."

"This love of one’s subject is something I’m provisionally calling the observational eros. The observational eros is an emotional fascination with one’s subject that is so strong it overpowers the desire to make anything new."

"That brings me to what these few projects I’ve mentioned have in common. The artist creates a structure — whether that’s a map or a cordoned-off area — that holds open a contemplative space against the pressures of habit and familiarity that constantly threaten to close it."

"There are certain people who would like to use technology to escape their own mortality. [...] To such people I propose that a far more parsimonious way to live forever is to exit the trajectory of productive time, so that a single moment might open almost to infinity. As John Muir once said, 'Longest is the life that contains the largest amount of time-effacing enjoyment.'"
2018Faves  JennyOdell  Medium  nothing  productivity  resistance  work 
february 2019 by briansholis

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