A Bird’s Eye View: Attention, Observation, Birdwatching, and the Fine Art of Doing Nothing

Sunday, May 5 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Comics & Graphics
  • Environment/Nature
  • Literary

Tim Dee, Jenny Odell, Jérémie Royer, moderated by Dan Brekke

Beyond clicks and checklists is an entire universe of deep listening and thoughtful observation. If we let them, natural spaces and creatures can show us how to slow down, to notice, and to reflect on modern life. Tim Dee (“Landfill: Notes on Gull Watching and Trash Picking in the Anthropocene”) comes to us from England; Jenny Odell (“How to Do Nothing”), from Oakland; and Jérémie Royer (“Audubon, On the Wings of the World,” a graphic novel), from France. These writer-artists and bird lovers explore the wonders that acts of attention can bring.

Brower Center - Goldman Theater

With the support of Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States