“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, April 12, 2012

Limoges Talk

Looks like I'll be doing it in the second week of September at a fascinating sounding event on the Anthropocene. I'll post more when it becomes clearer.

1 comment:

Atomic Geography said...

"Anthropocene" seems, well, too anthropormorphic a label. It's not that we are now quite emeshed with machines (in the broad sense), it is that that emeshment is more and more defining us, a monstrous coupling ie cyborgs. So I suggest a more appropriate term is Cyborgocene. It is this emeshemnt with machines that is affecting the earth, not mere humanity.