“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

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stiegler, Bryant, Hyperobjects: Is OOO Postcapitalist?

HERE. It's valuable to me already for thinking about how we are in a "without nature" phase of social life. In part this was brought about by hyperobjects, which Stiegler calls technical systems.

There's a sketch about industrial processes in Ecology without Nature chapter 2.

The interesting twist is that Nature as such is a byproduct of automation...another reason to think that OOO may be the first truly postcalitalist philosophical mode. By embracing the hyperobjects that loom into our social space, and dropping nature, world and so on, we have a chance to create more democratic modes of coexistence between humans and with nonhumans.

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