You are receiving this because you are in some way connected with me and my book Hyperobjects, which is due out on September 23.
Hyperobjects are things such as climate and radiation, not to mention Earth itself. Things that massively outscale us, things that are massively distributed in time and space.
Rather than do a book launch--one place, one time, didn't seem appropriate--I decided to call 9.23 Hyperobjects Day.
We will celebrate Hyperobjects Day in a necessarily rolling, phased way, because we are living on a gigantic thing that rotates.
We will celebrate Hyperobjects Day in a contemplative manner.
I wondered what the simplest thing to do might be to acknowledge the looming presence of at least one of our beloved hyperobjects.
On Hyperobjects Day, on the hour of 10am wherever you are, I want you to take your shoes off for one minute.
When you take your shoes off, you notice you are on Earth, for a moment. Two of the familiar “tools” in your world (your shoes) malfunction, as it were. What is under your feet becomes a little bit clear.
No particular thoughts or actions are required apart from the removal of your shoes.