“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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hyperobjects Finished

I finished it on Friday—only to wish that I had added two more sentences (isn't it always the way?). Jarrod Fowler had sent me some very very useful material on asynchronous phenology, and I had forgotten to add it. So I just did. That and Yves Klein's Hiroshima, about which I had no idea until I saw it at the Menil this Sunday. And the "elephant's foot": a terrifying lump of melted reactor core at Chernobyl that will kill you if you look at it directly. Like Medusa. So I just resent it...hope it's okay.

I've never been late with a book deadline so I'm hoping the kind people at the press will be all right with this addition.

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