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Free doc ☆ reader The Art of Noticing ☆ 9781529104431 Ï johnscyclingdiary ì [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Art of Noticing Author Rob Walker – Notice and notice joy in the everydayDistracted Overwhelmed Feel like your attention is constantly being pulled inArt PDF or screen and manage daily distractionsMake small yet impactful changes and bring focus to the things and people that are most important to you So the uestion is are those 131 exercises really surprising and innovative Can I envisage myself taking part in any of them or a close alternative that would be a better fit for my own lifestyle and personalityThe answer to the first uestion is – yes All the exercises are slightly off the wall and unusual reuiring a shift from everyday thinking – to the extent that some of them are used to help art students hone an alternative original view of the world Some of my favourites include the one inspired by writer Paul Lukas who likes to discover the backstory of everyday objects in an activity he calls ‘inconspicuous consumption’ by asking ‘how did it get that way’ I also like the exercise Brian Rea uses of making lists of immaterial things – such as the things he is worried about memorable moments during a dinner party the bars he visited when living in Stockholm None of the above remotely appeal but I’m attracted to the idea of making a list of the flowers blooming in my garden along with the date when they first appeared for instance Another exercise I particularly like is making a glossary of unfamiliar vocabulary that exist within a specific expertise by asking people for terms within their work life that don’t regularly come up in everyday usageThere were a number of exercises that left me cold – one was to record a couple of minutes of activity on your smartphone and write a poem or description of it after viewing it repeatedly to ensure you absorb all the minutest details I’m not saying there is anything wrong with it it just didn’t appealWhat I appreciate is that Walker has taken pains to spread these exercises across the widest spectrum of interests and sensory input There are exercises that appeal to our visual senses – like the above for instance There are exercises involving sound mapping the surrounding environment with some ingenious variations; exercises involving drawing or painting; and using modern technology to make short films of the day objects you touch every day In short whoever you are and whatever your particular strengths and inclination I think you’ll find something in this book that you could use or adapt And that was something else I really like – there is no sense in which Walker is at all dogmatic about any of the suggested exercises He freuently suggests variations and at the end of the book actively encourages his readers to find different ways to put this approach in placeThese exercises are all designed to help us reset ourselves within our environment so that we focus on the immediacy of existing in the way we’ve done for millennia – the way we’re designed to do I will be campaigning for the hard copy edition of this book for my upcoming birthday as the ebook isn’t a particularly friendly medium for browsing and flipping back and forth Highly recommended for anyone who wants to reconnect with their surroundings in any way1010

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Notice and notice joy in the everydayDistracted Overwhelmed Feel like your attention is constantly being pulled in different directions Learn how to s This is uite an interesting read though am not sure if I will do the exercises as I'm uite lazy that way There are 131 exercises designed to get us to notice of what's going on round about us and get our noses out of the moderne technology we have at our fingertips today I would like to thank NetGalley Penguin Random House UK Ebury Publishing and the author Rob Walker for my ARC in exchange for an honest review

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The Art of NoticingTeal it backAccessible and inspiring this book features surprising and innovative exercises to help you tune out white noise get unstuck from your The It's a bit of a strange thing to write a review before I've read every word of a book but in this case I think that it's okay I think that it's okay because this book is so practical that you'll probably put it down almost immediately a strange endorsement for a book admittedly I started to read it on my morning commute and by the 7th page had already decided to put it away and start noticing things Currently I'm exploring my city for numbers taking photographs of numbers as they reveal themselves in the urban landscape I often facilitate group discussions and strategy sessions; I'll return to this book often when looking for ways to uickly introduce people the joy of applying a lens and looking for patterns