“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, December 15, 2014

OOO Dream

I dreamt about OOO. Not only dreamt about it, but dreamt about giving a lecture on it. And not just that--the lecture was totally coherent! And accurate!

I was showing that:

A Shakespeare sonnet (sorry don't know which one) was talking about all kinds object.
This talk was recursive to the poem talking about itself as an object.
Thing theory (Bill Brown) says that you glimpse the thing when it malfunctions.
This sonnet malfunctions (in that charming Shakespeare way that is just so brilliant).
Yet for OOO, you don't get to access the thing at all, even when it malfunctions. Something about the poem is withdrawn.