“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

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

OOO for Beginnners: MP3s, Lexicon, Tutorials

So here's my guide to object-oriented ontology for the curious.

Read this pithy statement by Ian Bogost

Then watch Ian's excellent video, “Seeing Things.”

Watch this video by me.

Now listen to this talk by Graham Harman.

Listen to this class by me.

Then you can listen to the first ten minutes of this, in which I introduce OOO.

Now ready for some reading?

Start with this basic tutorial by Graham Harman.

Now try Levi Bryant's “The Ontic Principle” in the free PDF of The Speculative Turn. Then read the online introduction to his version, onticology (part 1 and part 2).

Then bookmark this lexicon of OOO by Levi Bryant.


Eileen Joy said...

You just bequeathed to my M.A. students a beautiful gift. Thank you.

Timothy Morton said...

My pleasure Eileen. It seemed an opportune time.

allwhitelegos said...

Thank you. :) I had missed a few of these. Going to take a walk with 'Hyperobjects 3.0' as the sun sets over the mountains here in Denver.