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

Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Sydney Lecture (video)

The Time of Hyperobjects: New Directions for Ecological Philosophy


8 comments:

michael- said...

A whole boat load of awesome here Tim. Multiple temporalities, with multiple materialities stretching out like a cosmic monster entangling us in relations of affective significance... what a treacherous Real we some-times inhabit, non?

Timothy Morton said...

thank you mate I really appreciate that...

karen said...

Thanks Tim. Delivery Delivery Delivery. Having followed your work for some time it was great to hear you speak in person and i do hope i have the opportunity to do so again some time.

I do think you missed some opportunities to bring forward the politics of 000 that i call contemporary anarchism but could just as easily be called radical openess - one and the same to me. I sensed some kind of nervousness in the audience around the question of politics - this is understandable as 000 and the ecological thought are if practiced sincerely are clearly beyond capitalism, the nation state and yes the University as a Business center - edu factory. Emergence is always towards.....

Reflecting on your idea that, "we need an ecological art that almost kills us,"the band mogwai came to mind for me and what i really loved was your statement that 000 is the fiesty child of speculative realism "one foot in and one foot out", that makes me feel a whole lot more relaxed about 000.I am finding lots of Ursula Le Guin's characters from 'The Dispossed' in all of this. Love it! Take care stranger

Louise C said...

Hi Tim. Thanks again for today and great to talk after. Here are Swans' tour dates: http://younggodrecords.com/News/Detail/?C=2338 - be sure to go and immerse yourself. All the best. Louise.

Louise C said...

Hi Tim. Thanks again for today and great to talk after. Here are Swans' tour dates - I really hope you can get to one of their shows: http://younggodrecords.com/News/Detail/?C=2338 - be sure to go and immerse yourself. All the best. Louise.

David said...

Thanks Tim,

Good talk, Michael Cain and all, some very interesting responses from you towards end of question time, on aesthetic dimension ....

... there’s so much music that is an art that almost kills us and that can make us think about ecology and practice, and ecology of practice {somehow, thinking of Albert Ayler, no stranger to the world of the strange stranger].

From your talk further perspectives have been opened up for the forthcoming Eco-tone event in Nottingham. Onward.

thanks

David

Louise C said...

Hm...network weirdness. One of those posts didn't appear to go through from my end - sorry if I look like I was getting insistent :)

Karen - completely agree re radically open politics and the apparent anxiety in the room. I think ideas of radical openness, decentering the ego, non-attachment, emergence and so forth are tricky concepts and practices, especially when we have been told that politics means organising under some kind of flag (actual or metaphorical), causation is ultimately knowable and that the individual is hermetically sealed and primary.

Personally I think radically open politics are wildly exciting and deeply reassuring, even when unnerving, or maybe that's the best part???

Antonio Pavez said...

Bah! I wish I was aware you existed as a writer at that time - I'm in the neighbourhood :)