“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Blake Interview Today

 I've done a lot of interviews but this is a very exciting one for me, with the Blake Society of the UK. I've been wanting to write about Blake since I was 19 and finally I've found a way to do so. 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Turkish Hyperobjects

 Wow I had no idea! LOL it was published in 2020! I am not very intense about these things. It's lovely it was translated! Thank you to the commenter here who alerted me. Isn't it a nice cover? 




Friday, April 8, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Adam McKay Told Me How Many People Have Seen Don't Look Up

 Two hundred and thirty million so far. Nominated for Best Picture! 

I was staying at his house for a few days a couple of weeks ago. 

"Wicked Problems"

 Finally I found footage! This won the Royal Philharmonic Society award last year for best short composition. (Lyrics by me.) 



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Fascinating: My Most Obscure Book Is Now My Most Popular

 Well, according to the sales figures, Dark Ecology outperformed Being Ecological and Humankind and All Art is Ecological by a big margin. And Hyperobjects

In fact I've never received such good sales figures. 

I'm going to have a go at explaining why on my Patreon this morning. 

Also: I'm deeply diving into The Dawn of Everything (have you yet? You absolutely must) and what is also intriguing is, Dark Ecology predicted this argument and I am sure Graeber didn't read it! I very much like it when people I like and whose intellect I trust (was just making friends with him when he died) come to the same conclusions as me. Especially if they're using different sets of tools: "philosophy" and "anthropology" (I'm sure they would put that word in quotation marks too). 

The overlap? A sense of the ridiculous. Comedy. It's a really important overlap actually. I'll talk about it on Patreon today. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Works in Translation

 I thought you might like this list I just made of translations of my stuff. I'm all ears if you know how others might be made. I've never had an agent! 


Chinese

Ecology without Nature (Shaanxi People's Publishing House, forthcoming).


Croatian

Tamna Ekologija (Dark Ecology), tr. Iva Polak (Zagreb: Sandorf & Mizantrop, 2018).


Danish

Økologi uden natur: En gentænkning af miljøorienteret æstetik, tr. Torsten Bøgh Thomsen (Forlaget Spring, 2019). 


Dutch

1. Ecologisch Wezen (Ten Have, 2018). 

2. Duistere Ecologie (Boom, 2018). 


French

1. Etre ecologique, tr. Cécile Wajsbrot (Zulma, 2021).

2. La Pensée ecologique, tr. Cécile Wajsbrot (Zulma, 2019; reissue 2021). 

3. La magie réaliste: objets, ontologie et causalité, tr. Arthur Duhé (Open Humanities, 2021).

4. Hyperobjets: philosophie et écologie après le fin du monde (French), tr. Laurent Bury (Cité du Design, 2018).


German

1. Ökologisch sein (Being Ecological), tr. Dirk Höfer (Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2019). 

2. Ökologie ohne Natur: Eine neue Sicht der Umwelt, tr. Dirk Höfer (Mattes & Seitz, 2016).


Italian

1. Ecologia oscura (Italian Dark Ecology) (Luiss University Press, 2021).

2. Come un'ombra dal futuro: Per un nuovo pensiero ecologico (The Ecological Thought), tr. L. Candidi (Aboca Edizioni, 2019). 

3. Humankind (Produzioni Nero, 2020). 

4. Iperoggetti, tr. V. Santarcangelo (Nero, 2018).

5. Noi, Esseri Ecologici, tr. G. Carlotti (Laterza, 2018).


Japanese

1. Humankind (Iwanami Shoten, 2020).

2. Hyperobjects (Ibunsha, 2020). 

3. Ecology without Nature (Ibunsha Publishing Company, 2019).


Romanian

The Ecological Thought (Fractalia Fundatia Pentru, 2020).


Russian

1. Being Ecological, tr. Dmitry Kralchkin (Moscow: Andrew Numberg, 2019).

2. Realist Magic (Russian) (Open Humanities, 2019). 


Spanish

1. Astronave (Holobionte, 2021).

2. Reciclar la ecologia (Spanish Being Ecological) (Reservoir Press, 2021).

3. Magia realista: objetos, ontología y causalidad, tr. Laureano Ralón and Román Suárez (Open Humanities Press, 2020).

4. Ecología oscura (Dark Ecology), tr. Fernando Borrajo (Ediciones Paidós, 2019). 

5. El Pensamiento ecólogico, tr. Fernando Borrajo (Ediciones Paidós, 2018).

6. Hiperobjetos: filosofia y ecologia después del fin del mundo, ed. Adriana Hidalgo (El Espejo, 2018). 


Turkish

Insan Türü (Turkish Humankind), tr. Duygu Dölek (Profilkitap, 2021).


I'm Doing This with Zizek

 ...on April 4. Not quite sure what "this" will be but, in essence, he would like us to talk with each other and we both agreed it would be about planet-scale political action. 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

I'm Haunted by This Question

 We might be going extinct quite soon. What ought we to leave behind us for the other lifeforms. 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Podcast about the New Blog Look

 I really really like it. 

Does anyone have a screenshot of the previous two versions? 

Anyone remember the duck-rabbit look from 2008? 

And how about the Black Lodge look from 2010 until last week? 

Anyway, if you sign up to my Patreon you can hear 20 minutes of me talking about a whole lot of stuff about this blog. 

Thank you for being part of this adventure! 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Yes I'm Changing How This Looks

 ...do bear with me and also, await a full explanation of my behavior. 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Me versus Transhumanism

 "Transhumanism is a global scientific and philosophical movement whose followers seek to achieve a radical enhancement of humanity’s physical and intellectual capacities and strive to significantly improve the average human life expectancy, paving the way for us to one day attain immortality."

Oh dear. 

In Russia, tomorrow, zoom, transhumanists in the room, register here: 

https://manegespb.timepad.ru/event/1870161/


New Term: ENGL 101 (Register and Tell a Friend)

 ENGL 101: WHAT IS A FACT?

This class is an ENGL class. I’m very good at ENGL. I’ve published 25 books in 13 languages. I do lectures around the world. I’ve worked with Björk and Pharrell Williams.

I get around. I've curated art shows in Barcelona and Marfa, TX and London. I’ve been cited over 14 000 times. I know how to read poems. 

But I’m not going to plead with you for one second to like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” 

I’m going to teach you that if you don’t study the nature of facts, you won’t survive in the modern world. 

This is the real STEM class. In the first five minutes of class one, you will understand why, and you will never forget it. 

 

Professor Timothy Morton
Spring Term, 2022
ABL 131
MWF 1:00pm to 1:50pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Longplayer Conversation with Denise Ferreira da Silva

 ...Denise is a favorite philosopher and a friend. This needs no explanation. Hosted by the ever amazing, ever gracious Gareth Evans. 

 

I Love This Q&A

 ...I've never watched this before. Just did. Someone was asking about my "shouty" phase. This was the clincher. 2012. Basically a lot of people said "You made me feel so anxious" and I was like, great, thanks, I wanted to do that. Also, "What the hell do you think you're doing?" and "No one will want to study this." Mentioning academic competition at the end was another big mistake lolol. 

I had just written Hyperobjects. I spent 15 six-hour days in the student coffee lounge writing that without notes.