“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, December 19, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Me versus Transhumanism

 "Transhumanism is a global scientific and philosophical movement whose followers seek to achieve a radical enhancement of humanity’s physical and intellectual capacities and strive to significantly improve the average human life expectancy, paving the way for us to one day attain immortality."

Oh dear. 

In Russia, tomorrow, zoom, transhumanists in the room, register here: 


New Term: ENGL 101 (Register and Tell a Friend)


This class is an ENGL class. I’m very good at ENGL. I’ve published 25 books in 13 languages. I do lectures around the world. I’ve worked with Björk and Pharrell Williams.

I get around. I've curated art shows in Barcelona and Marfa, TX and London. I’ve been cited over 14 000 times. I know how to read poems. 

But I’m not going to plead with you for one second to like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” 

I’m going to teach you that if you don’t study the nature of facts, you won’t survive in the modern world. 

This is the real STEM class. In the first five minutes of class one, you will understand why, and you will never forget it. 


Professor Timothy Morton
Spring Term, 2022
ABL 131
MWF 1:00pm to 1:50pm