Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Martian Branch of the Smithsonian


Surprisingly, the Viking 1 lander, which remains on Mars, is considered part of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum...

Ann Garrison Darrin and Beth Laura O'Leeary, eds., Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage (CRC Press).

That's one heck of a withdrawn object.

1 comment:

daz said...

Harman writes Something like: "Our experience of the world is never with objects-in-themselves... it is with sensual objects comprised of their notes" (something like that). So, in the interests of nomenclature, are we in a position where we must drop entirely the use of the word object? And then say: that's one heckuva sensual Rover, what a series of notes it has extended to us. (Same for Mars-notes, yeah?). I know that might sound picky...