A Mutable Cloud: On “Dark Ecology” and “Confessions of a.
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Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory in 2014. He is the author of Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Columbia, forthcoming), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism and Critical Theory (Chicago, forthcoming), Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Minnesota, 2013), Realist Magic.
Not too long ago we got our grubby hands on Timothy Morton’s provocatively titled essay “Zero Landscapes in the time of Hyperobjects”. It was written for the Graz Architecture Magazine, a publication of the Graz University in Germany and boasting of a very fine editorial board and an absolutely bulletproof lineup in issue 7. Morton is the author of the recent influential books Dark.
Timothy Morton’s essay from 2009 “Thinking the Charnel Ground (the charnel ground thinking): auto-commentary and death in esoteric Buddhism” suggests that contemplative practice is for becoming more object-like. He repeatedly points to Zen writings that compare enlightenment to the interiority of a stone.
Timothy Morton is Professor of English (Literature and Environment) at the University of California, Davis. Professor Morton's interests include literature and the environment, ecotheory, philosophy, biology, physical sciences, literary theory, food studies, sound and music, materialism, poetics, Romanticism, Buddhism, and the eighteenth century. He teaches literature and ecology, Romantic.
LET THERE BE LIGHT SWITCHES. FROM DARK LIVING ROOMS TO DARK ECOLOGY. The inventor of the light switch, John Henry Holmes, was a Quaker, member of a doctrine generally united by a fundamental belief in the ability of each person to access “the light within”. The light switch, of course, enables each person to access the light without, and has been doing so, solidly, since 1884. At least.
Featured in this issue: Chris Hedges on why he fights, Timothy Morton on peak nature, Visual essay exploring John Berger's worst nightmare, Mahathir Mohanad offers a trenchant critic of excessive.