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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

UC Davis Animal Studies Group

If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care
For you
We would zigzag away
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Ted Geier: my Ph.D. student. He means business.

1 comment:

Komrade Komputer said...

Heh - I'm listening to Pink Floyd right now.

So a few months ago I was thinking about subject/object orientation in relationship to nature, and I came across some of your work and am very interested in it.

After looking at some of the commentary regarding artifice/tools and OOO, it came to my mind that in some ways there is a sort of crossover between what Terence McKenna calls the "UFO"/Human Soul Exteriorized/Shockwave of Eschatlogy/"Ultimate Tool"... As a sort of construct that is self-created as a univocal whole.

Since Terence seems to be more focused on Teleology than Ontology, and the work is still not fully developed according to the OO ideas (Humans still play a central role as a subject), I don't necessarily think I would consider him OOO, however...

I have pondered that he might be a distant precursor in the form of an OOT (Object Oriented Teleology)?

What does the OOO movement have to say about Telos?

Warm Regards
-Dave