“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

Friday, February 25, 2011

Good Point in the Response to Nixon

David Hughes (anthropologist): Turning slow violence into points. The difference between minus 5 and plus 5 centigrade water is immense. Photos of edges and margins turn long durational phenomena into points.

And a very good discussion of Sebeok: he couldn't think of a sign that would last 10 000 years, so he proposed a nuclear priesthood that would scare people...

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