“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, September 30, 2011

Glass Beach California

HT Lisa Summers. People dumped stuff over the cliffs in the late 1940s. The waves did the rest. There's a sense of hyperobject here, isn't there?

1 comment:

Christopher Schaberg said...

Isn't chewing gum sort of a hyperobject like beach glass? I sometimes think about a future geologic layer of Bubblicious, Bubble Yum, Big Red, and Juicy Fruit, all congealed into one fine level just under the topsoil. Or just on a rhetorical level the way one tells a child not to swallow gum because it will last and last and last in your stomach...