“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, March 23, 2013

The Dark Side of the Household Object (MP3)

A talk about OOO, Pink Floyd and ecology, at UVa's awesome Subject to Change conference. Thank you Jesse Bordwin (who introduced me), Tom Berenato and all the other incredible people. Thank you Bruce Holsinger! It's good to know you all these years sir.

1 comment:

amanda vox said...

you know this image you have, of driving a leaf-blower? well, sometime ago, here in lisbon, I came across exactly that. the council has come up with this unbelievable contraption used to clean streets that are too narrow for the street-cleaning truck to pass; they attached a leaf-blower to a scooter. now, the person who's riding the scooter is also holding that big hose-like thing of the leaf-blower, which in turn makes it really hard to control the scooter.
to watch it in action is painful, it is very inefficient, not to mention everything else.
having heard you talk about it before, when I actually saw it materialized it was quite absurd.