I like being irritating.
OOO objects have all the abjection added back in. They don't behave like normalized patriarchal subjects at all.
My mates Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe have put together thirty one episodes of a really really nice podcast at Rice as part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The 'Cultures of Energy Podcast' is so good!
Aesthetic experiences are powerful, to be sure, and probably inescapable, but Nature will not remain effective for very long.
Ecological thought rejects consumerism at its peril.
I find it beyond stunning that there is a school of thought or two out there that swears we are into solids and that solids are bad and liquids are good.
I believe art is a way to attune to what reality is, which is a weird reality.
Kant described beauty as a feeling of ungraspability: this is why the beauty experience is beyond concept.
Nothingness is not nothing at all, so it is physical, but not in the sense of constant presence. Nothingness is disturbing. It is there in a mind-independent sense; it is part of what is given.
In my experience, academia is a World War 1 kind of a domain, and I do my best to avoid all that trench warfare.
Trivially speaking, ecological awareness means realising that beings are interconnected in some way, but then we have to figure out what this interconnection actually means.
The trouble with ecological invocations of Nature is that they're like calling for a medieval tool, perhaps a portcullis or an arrow slit, to fix a modern problem.
Always say less than you think you need. Inject some space into the conversation.
Since appearance can't be peeled decisively from the reality of a thing, attunement is a living, dynamic relation with another being.
It's very important that we keep our imagination, which is our capacity to open the future, awake at a time at which the urge to collapse into the fetal position is high.
I like to think of myself as the corniest, most awful thing you could possibly imagine.
Unfortunately, there are some ecological phenomenological chemicals within consumerism.
Does anyone recall hippies designing things for Generation X? Does anyone recall the elegance of that? How design was about making things simpler?
I can get quite well known, and then I can unleash this kind of anarchist-hippie thing that I've been holding like a very precious liquid, carefully, without spilling any, for years and years and years. And now I'm going to pour it everywhere.
Invoking Nature always measures the distance we have yet to travel to achieve real progress on environmental issues.
When I make music, I often sound better singing as a woman, go figure, so I like to tweak the format and pitch and suchlike of my recorded voice. Sounds better.