“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

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hyperobjects Liveblog 16

19 000 words. I wasn't expecting to write a full 7000 words on my first day back on the project. It's a very pleasant surprise. I could write more if I wasn't bone tired after a rather long week. But it's a good sign that even with attenuated time I'll be able to finish this thing fairly soon.

I'm not surprising myself very often with discoveries as I write, as I performed this book live many times before sitting down to write it. But there are some fresh ways of talking about things that are familiar to me, because I still haven't looked at my notes at all.

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