“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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Little Sun

Camping. Oh it is so so good! I did three months solid in the Rockies a while ago and when I got back down to Boulder the inevitable happened. I noticed how everything was covered in concrete. In a not cool way.

Very not cool. Deep ecology is where my heart is for sure. I used to say I was a depthless ecologist. That word could have two interestingly opposite meanings.

Anyway I just used my friend Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun, which is a solar powered lamp. It's so good. Really nice to hold it, kinda stylized sunflower. And really really bright.


Asa said...

Are you giving any talks or anything while you're here?

I'm a lifelong Boulderite, which sometimes feels like being a frog in a soup pot.

Anonymous said...

So not to be picayune here but if you are into Deep Dark Ecology, what's with the flights to conferences? I imagine you are not walking to Paris. I actually think yo are one of the few people whose work justifies the carbon emissions so I am not arguing against you, but how does one reconcile such stiff in one's own life? I have adopted a more or less Skype conference only policy although even using a computer burns fossil fuel. Rather than talk about saving tonnes here and there I am interested in how to make these dioceses in a better way.

Anonymous said...

It's not your footprint that matters: it's your handprint.