“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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Omelette Style

Writing a book is like making a certain kind of omelette. You have to do it over and over again if you want to get it right. That's why doing talks are so good. My books are more delicious if I can write them in one single go. With Dark Ecology I'm shooting for writing it in ten hours. They don't have to be totally continuous but they shouldn't be spread over more than four days. That is my constraint.

Judging from what I wrote today I think it's more than possible to write this book in ten hours.

That way I can preserve the directness and performative flow.

Interestingly I began to talk about my previous food studies research and threw a little history of capitalism in, along with some logic of neoliberalism.

It's like deciding to throw in some handfuls of cheese at the last minute.

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