Naturalists are generalists in the best sense – cross-disciplinary, with knowledge of a system as a whole, not just the pieces. - From the California Naturalist Handbook, p.13
Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted
People co-create their identities with brands just as they do with religions, communities, and other other systems of meaning.
I refuse to be one thing. I’m two things, three things, a hundred things at once, and I’ll be a hundred different things tomorrow. I don’t want the convenience of being collapsed, defined, optimized for legibility. I want to be aerated, blobby, and porous. I want to be the sea around an archipelago, a society of islands harboring uncountable species. I want to be a distributed self, an assembly that assembles with others, that refuses — or more appropriately, exceeds — hyper-rational, neocolonial frameworks, hierarchies, and ways of seeing.