“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 16, 2021

So Copenhagen Put the Conference Online Only, but Now They Won't Pay Anyone

 ...part two of the saga. It feels punitive. If you recall, they were going to fly me business class, put me in a posh hotel and pay me $4000 for ten minutes and a chat with Thomas Friedman. So they were ready to drop about $15000. 

Now they're saying, do the lecture, for nothing. People are always doing this to intellectual workers. This is labour. This is thirty years of labour actually. 

Corporations are really extractive. 

Art for art's sake, and money for god's sake. 

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