Resistance Home

If you’ll allow me to stretch this metaphor, we could say that Old Survivor was too weird or too difficult to proceed easily toward the sawmill. In that way, the tree provides me with an image of “resistance-in-place.” To resist in place is to make oneself into a shape that cannot so easily be appropriated by a capitalist value system. To do this means refusing the frame of reference: in this case, a frame of reference in which value is determined by productivity, the strength of one’s career, and individual entrepreneurship. It means embracing and trying to inhabit somewhat fuzzier or blobbier ideas: of maintenance as productivity, of the importance of nonverbal communication, and of the mere experience of life as the highest goal. It means recognizing and celebrating a form of the self that changes over time, exceeds algorithmic description, and whose identity doesn’t always stop at the boundary of the individual.


Folksonomies: attention economy

/law, govt and politics/politics (0.806896)
/business and industrial/business operations/management/business process (0.748612)
/family and parenting/children (0.707042)

Nonverbal communication (0.970614): dbpedia_resource
Time (0.933245): dbpedia_resource
Self (0.917131): dbpedia_resource
Metaphor (0.911322): dbpedia_resource
Frame of reference (0.794820): dbpedia_resource
Semiotics (0.597992): dbpedia_resource
Spacetime (0.597556): dbpedia_resource
Person (0.587785): dbpedia_resource

 How to Do Nothing
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Odell, Jenny (2019-05-07), How to Do Nothing, Retrieved on 2023-09-23
Folksonomies: new media cyberpunk