Individuals Online (with Amanda Hess & Jenny Odell)

Galvin, Anne H.; Hess, Amanda; Odell, Jenny

Two high-profile writers, Amanda Hess and Jenny Odell, who cover internet culture meditate on the experience of being a person in the internet age. Social media has presented new phenomena—such as “doom-scrolling” on Twitter or visiting pop-up Instagram “experiences”—for human minds and spirits to contend with. We examine how the attention economy monetizes our time spent online, and Hess and Odell consider ways of using the internet that offer spiritual sustenance rather than dread.


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Academic Units
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Public Books 101: The Internet, 2
Published Here
January 26, 2021


Preferred citation:
Galvin, Annie, Amanda Hess, and Jenny Odell. "Individuals Online." Public Books 101: The Internet, Podcast audio, July 27, 2020. http://www.publicbooks.org/podcast/#individuals.