Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Have You Read This Yet, BBC?

No, you haven't.

Pity:

Was the Labour government that ruled Britain before the crisis profligate? Nobody thought so at the time. In 2007, government debt as a percentage of G.D.P. was close to its lowest level in a century (and well below the level in the United States), while the budget deficit was quite small. The only way to make those numbers look bad is to claim that the British economy in 2007 was operating far above capacity, inflating tax receipts. But if that had been true, Britain should have been experiencing high inflation, which it wasn’t.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watch Me and Paul Johnson and Electric Peanuts (video)

Amazing Q&A, wow. I don't think anyone asked me questions like that first one before.

Lindsay, thanks for holding those electric peanuts for all those decades...

At Southend

Wow I was so blown away by the people I met at Focal Point. What a creative place, with incredible things happening in it. Thanks for having me everyone!! 

Talk mp3 soon...


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Focal Point Gallery Paul Johnson TODAY

Come along everyone! It's in Southend close to the central station. It's going to be great. Two whimsical chaps getting busy living, cooking up a little anti-death potion for the sake of future beings human and nonhuman...


Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello Everything

Meditation, creation, love as they should be. Love the alto part so much.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stevie Wonder Drum Solo

Goodbye, everyone else. Wow. Thanks to my brother Charlie for finding this...


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SonicActs Roundtable (MP3)

In this you will hear:

1. Morton running onstage having been to the restroom.
2. Graham Harman answering questions.
3. My mate Douglas Kahn being awesome.
4. Geologist Mark Williams being awesome.
5. A really tense moment that I am told I handled quite well (listen towards the end). Really tense. I don't think I've ever had that kind of energy coming at me in front of 500 people before. Of course I've been able to deal with that kind of thing in class, and that was lucky--somehow the skillz kicked in : ) People said I did good afterwards--I wonder what you think?

Also, and this is really the reason to listen to it :) you get to hear me imitating the Little Man from Another Place in Twin Peaks...

What more could you desire?


Monday, March 16, 2015

Subscendence (MP3)



It's a whole new take on holism folks! Let me know what you think!

Nice Piece on Björk's and My Writing

In this newspaper here. Soon by the way I'm going to upload my Amsterdam SonicActs talk--I think I can put the roundtable up pretty much now...hang on....

Friday, March 13, 2015

Off to London

This evening! It will be so good to work with Paul Johnson on Saturday March 21 at Focal Point Gallery. And I shall see my relatives!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wow Neat

My essay on Avatar called “Pandora's Box,” which I wrote for Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson, was nominated for a Pioneer Award! Thanks for telling me Gerry!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

That's Not Kali, Friends

That is Vajrayogini...although of course in a sense, it is. And it isn't. And it is haha.



Laughter

Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.

Know all things to be like this:
As the moon in a bright sky
In some clear lake reflected,
Though to that lake the moon has never moved.

Know all things to be like this:
As an echo that derives
From music, sounds, and weeping,
Yet in that echo is no melody.

Know all things to be like this:
As a magician makes illusions
Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
Nothing is as it appears.


An awesome friend sent me a nice photograph of the author: 


Sunday, March 8, 2015

"A generous, childlike warmth"

This review from The Line of Best Fit says good things too:

Taking metaphysics professor Graham Harman’s Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) as a reference point, This Huge Sunlit Abyss From The Future Right There Next To You… records an email exchange between Björk and academic Timothy Morton. “I have been doing a little reading and trying to find folks who could help me define what “ism” I am,” she explains to Morton. What follows is both a fascinating insight into the thought processes of Björk as much as her personality. A generous, childlike warmth permeates her enthusiasm and undercuts pretension throughout, with the effervescent Icelander bouncing off Morton’s take on the animist philosophy. “Earth needs more magicians”, suggests Morton early on in their exchange and by the time his correspondent is rhapsodising over Russian minimalist Vladimir Martynov we have a very clear picture of the shared passions that unite these two bright sparks.