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

Friday, May 4, 2012

They Are Here: My Nonhuman Turn Talk





Here it is! With lively Q&A.

Talking Heads video: 



They Are Here

5 comments:

Liam Heneghan said...

What a wild ride - Morton unleaded and on full octane.

Jairus Victor Grove said...

In an avalanche of references and objects hearing the name Windom Earle might be my favorite. And hard not to hear a certain maniacal similarity. GREAT talk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3lDx8vsVDQ

Jairus Victor Grove said...

In an avalanche of references and objects hearing the name Windom Earle might be my favorite. And hard not to hear a certain maniacal similarity. GREAT talk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3lDx8vsVDQ

isaaclinder said...

wow. okay. break-neck. once you have the world on the verge of panic attacks (side note: fear is your favorite emotional state, but I wonder if panic, as a certain subset of fear, may not be more apt? I've always found its etymological links with the ungrounding, unplaceable sounds of the forest at night incredibly provocative; the swarming buzz-saw buzz eerily in the background of Tarkovsky films, the sounds emerging from Dante's inferno before the damned are in plain sight, for that matter the βρεκεκεκέξ of the frogs environmentally engulfing Dionysus and Charon...), okay wait, I was saying: once you have the world able to be ridden with anxiety at the sight of a Talking Heads video, I wonder if the ground won't be sufficiently tilled for everyone to turn to Eliane Radigue and her glacial, unsettling, profoundly relaxing, intimately bound with death, coincidentally also Tibetan Buddhist, unresolving music? http://vimeo.com/8983993

Michael- said...

Brilliant talk Tim. I need keep trying to accommodate the experience on irreducible objects, and I think OOO is important in this regard. The more I begin to understand your project the more I appreciate it.

I wonder, though, is there a way out anxiety as default mode - or a way to transform it into an intelligence - or should we just get use to it?