“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

Monday, September 26, 2011

My Essay in Continent

“Objects as Temporary Autonomous Zones.” Just published, in the new issue, with an essay by Graham too.


karen said...


My favorite lines:

We are indeed approaching something like the political valance of autonomy. The existence of an object is irreducibly a matter of coexistence.

Anarchist politics is the creation of fresh objects in a reality without a top or a bottom object, or for that matter a middle object:

There is nothing special to think, no special critique that will get rid of the stains of coexistence.

I feel a remix coming on.

ai said...

And a response over here: http://blog.uvm.edu/aivakhiv/2011/10/02/mortons-poetry/

Wonderful piece, Tim.

Timothy Morton said...

Thanky you Adrian, that's very nice of you.