Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Jenny Odell

Jenny Odell is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. She has exhibited her artwork internationally and was an artist in residence at the San Francisco Planning Department, Internet Archive, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Facebook. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Sierra Magazine, McSweeney’s, and the Paris Review. She teaches digital art at Stanford University. Her first book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, was published in 2019 by Melville House.