“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, August 25, 2014

Norway and Russia! Norway and Russia!

And far far north to boot! In October! I imagine that the aurora may be in evidence. Please please pretty please with sugar on top.

In Kirkenes. And Nikel (a little bit south south east) in Russia.

What I mean is, I'm giving two talks at a Sonic Acts conference called (wait for it wait for it) Dark Ecology. 

How could I not go!?

The talk has a nice title too and it's thanks to Douglas Kahn, as is my favorite new headshot. Doug is a really really awesome chap and a really really astute writer on sound. He recently taught me that the eardrum vibrates 100th of the width of an atom of hydrogen when it hears the quietest sound it can hear. For reals!!

The title is

“Human Thought at Earth Magnitude”

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

& I believe the eye is sensitive to a single photon. Can't beat that.