“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, May 7, 2012

Rare Forms

The Challenger space shuttle, according to Jon McKenzie's piece at The Nonhuman Turn, became obsessed with some lines from Nietzsche.

Health is a rare form of sickness. 

From which it hypothesized:

Reality is a rare form of disaster.

I continue:

Life is  a rare form of death. 
Beauty is a rare form of kitsch. 
The Mona Lisa is a rare form of Michael's Christmas ornament. 
Art is a rare form of carpentry. 
Tragedy is a rare form of comedy. 
Da-sein is a rare form of objects. 
Language is a rare form of painting. 
Derrida is a rare form of OOO. 

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