“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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

OOOIII Video Archive 2

This is my talk, “Objects, Aesthetics, Causality.” Sort of a teaser for Realist Magic, which is nearly done. Very nicely introduced by Eugene Thacker too.


Nick Guetti said...

Hi Tim. Do you have a way of posting video/audio files without advertisements? I get bummed when I hit play, expecting to get my TM fix for the day, and instead get told I need an SUV or something other than pure soap to wash myself with.

Have you heard of the Internet Archive? I think you'd be interested in uploading some stuff to it. Let me know if you do. It's free and very prestigious. It's www.archive.org

Joseph Charles said...

A tour de force, as always. Almost overwhelming.

Joseph Charles said...

Another thought: you, like Žižek, are like a philosophical Robin Williams. Have seen his stand-up? He is a stream, an unstoppable stream, of jokes, voices, movements, parodies, almost beyond his own control, or really being completely himself, and I have to stop when I watch him on video, to enjoy, or to freeze his humor to think about it. Your talks are like this, except philosophical---you have said something so bright, but brief, I am not sure I heard it, but think, "wait, wait, that sounded quite important," and I have to go back. It's not just a talk, it's really an experience.