“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, June 23, 2014

With Haim Steinbach

He is here at the Menil and I'm doing things with him on Friday and Saturday. We met and hit it off in about five minutes.

It's quite remarkable how similar his work is to our work in OOO and how keen on OOO he is now he knows about it. In fact, we might as well have been the same person!

It's also very interesting how he has been criticized, which is remarkably similar to OOO. The stories he was telling about [unnamed journal x] were almost identical to my recent encounters with [unnamed journal y and z], insofar as a certain form of cultural Marxism sees what we do as a threat: we are naive consumerist commodity fetishist narcissists, bla bla bla. Only he's been having it since the early 80s!

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