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How to disappear : notes on invisibility in a time of transparency / Akiko Busch.

Busch, Akiko, (author.).

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Creston Public Library 304.2 BUS (Text) 35140100047003 New Books Display Volume hold Checked out 2019-06-04

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101980415
  • Physical Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The invisible friend -- Orlando's ring -- Across the natural world -- Invisiphilia -- Invisible ink -- At the identity spa -- The anonymity proposal -- Rereading Mrs. Dalloway -- The vanishing self -- The geography of invisibility -- With wonder.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed world In our increasingly networked and image-saturated lives, the notion of disappearing has never been both more enchanting and yet fanciful. Today, we are relentlessly encouraged, even conditioned, to reveal, share, and self-promote. The pressure to be public comes not just from our peers, but vast and pervasive technology companies, which want to profit from patterns in our behavior. A lifelong student and observer of the natural world, Busch sets out to explore her own uneasiness with this arrangement, and what she senses is a widespread desire for a less scrutinized way of life--for invisibility. Writing in detail about her own life, her family, and some of the world's most exotic and remote places--from the Cayman Islands to Iceland--she savors the pleasures of being unseen.
Subject: Invisibility > Social aspects.
Human ecology.
Invisibility > In literature.
Invisibility > Psychological aspects.
Solitude > Social aspects.

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