“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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Human Thought at Earth Magnitude (video, Arctic Norway)

Timothy Morton - Human Thought at Earth Magnitude - Dark Ecology 2014 from Sonic Acts on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

You come up with the best titles. And give the best talks. #fangirl hehhe

Anonymous said...

Thank you! You've actually resolved a serious question I've had for almost twenty years. I know you must often think I'm some kind of grey vampire, but I'm not just doing the Socratic thing: I really needed to know how "human thought at earth magnitude" isn't just "think globally, act locally" 2.0. In other words, how can I (a being that perceives at the meso-level) think at the macro-level, and how can I know when I'm doing it? This was really a problem for me for a long time, because I studied eco-ag and realized just how hard a problem ecology is, and how glib slogans like "think globally" are such bad excuses for a solution. That's why I asked you all those grey vampire questions when you first posted that you were going to do this talk: I really DID want you to answer them, whether I expected you to be able to or not. You did, which is pretty amazing. I'm sold.