“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

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Major hyperobjects breakthrough

Hyperobjects are massively distributed in time and space. They are viscous. They are nonlocal. They are squishy (temporally foreshortened).

And today I realized that they are also--but I'll wait to be explicit until the Rutgers talk.

It was a very satisfying mesh with my unconscious actually. Last night I was convinced that I had had a new idea about hyperobjects, but I didn't know exactly what. I told myself to sleep on it and I'd probably recall it in the morning. I woke up having forgotten about this plan, but a few hours later the breakthrough occurred to me.

1 comment:

Born Into Colour said...

I love breakthroughs like this. I had one myself today as well! Best wishes from Digital Pidgin :)