Not one of my more elegant blog titles, but it will do what it said on the tin…
Nulture is another of my neologisms: “the claim that manufactured products are more natural than nature itself.”
Here’s the inevitable youtube.
via here I stumbled on Decoding Visual Media: Representations of Nature in Visual Media which is a potentially exciting and useful project – go have a look.
Disasturbation is (from memory) “idle speculation about possible disasters without considering either their likelihood steps that could be taken to ameliorate them.” I like it as a word because it is a reminder that we can be seduced by apocalypse (literally an ‘unveiling’) into thinking we have special insight…
Finally, that Walter Benjamin quote, from “The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”
Mankind, which in Homer’s time was an object of contemplation for the Olympian gods, now is one for itself. Its self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order.