“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


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This Is the Kind of Thing

...that makes your day, your week, if you are a scholar:

Mostly, I study popular music and audio-visual media. I’ve been using your book Ecology Without Nature for my master’s thesis on environmental form in the music of Björk. Your inspiring correspondence with Björk in the MOMA catalogue really set me in the right direction. Just thought I’d check out your paper for some early thoughts you had on ambient poetics. Thanks for making this paper available! And thanks for all your marvelous books... not just for their impeccable scholarship, but their truly life-changing potential.

3 comments:

danielhinojo said...

Tim, I am a fan. I am applying your inspiration to my performance theater work. Where can I send you a video of me imitating you imitating Robert Smith? I really did make one! : ))

ps- i wouldt post the video on youtube or anything, since really they are your words! : /

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D. E.M. said...

Timothy, I have wanted to tell you too that your books helped me crack through a writing block -- they helped me be braver in my writing & deal with ecological grief ... Two things that I do needed to do in order to be able to breathe again.