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The Secret World of Doing Nothing (edition 2010)

by Billy Ehn, Orvar Lofgren

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Title:The Secret World of Doing Nothing
Authors:Billy Ehn
Other authors:Orvar Lofgren
Info:University of California Press (2010), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Still Have, Physical Book, Philosophy / Essays
Rating:****1/2
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520262638, Paperback)

In this insightful and pathbreaking reflection on "doing nothing," Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren take us on a fascinating tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, published ethnographies, and firsthand research, they probe the unobserved moments in our daily lives--waiting for a bus, daydreaming by the window, performing a routine task--and illuminate these "empty" times as full of significance. Creative, insightful, and profound, The Secret World of Doing Nothing leads us to rethink the ordinary and find meaning in today's hypermodern reality.

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"This is one of those rare books that causes you to rethink all your previous understandings of both time and space, to pay attention to what you have hitherto ignored or belittled. Full of fascinating detail, Ehn and Lofgren's work opens up a whole new field of inquiry."John Gillis, author of Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World "This is a beautifully written and elegant book, deeply thoughtful but accessible to anyone. The Secret World of Doing Nothing is an essential field guide for understanding daily life; a delightful way to find out w.… (more)

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