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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 49

The acclaimed author in search of lost time.
Words by Robert Ito. Photography by Kourtney Kyung Smith.

Jenny Odell has been busy lately contemplating time, not so much about how we could use it more productively, but how time, in the hands of taskmasters throughout history, has been used against us. In her latest book, Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock, Odell discusses how time, something that most of us always figured was just sort of here, ticking away, was actually created and commodified by capitalism to, among other things, squeeze every possible bit of


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine

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