“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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Stephen Muecke on Beauty and Objects

This is a nice video by an excellent scholar. He says he's “not convinced” by OOO (although to be into hyperobjects IS to be convinced by it!). But this seems awfully OOO to me! And quite unlike the speculative realism his future conference seems to be about. That kind eschews beauty as a “pathetic” accident of (human) sentience.

//Stephen Muecke\\//What if Objects Were Beautiful Without a Human Standing By to Judge Them to Be So?\\ from Aesthetics After Finitude on Vimeo.

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