Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He has collaborated with Björk, Jeff Bridges, Olafur Eliasson, Haim Steinbach and Pharrell Williams. He is the author of Being Ecological (2018), Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People (2017), Dark Ecology (2016), Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (2015), Hyperobjects (2013), Realist Magic (2013), The Ecological Thought (2010), Ecology without Nature (2007), eight other books and 200 essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, music, art, architecture, design and food. He also co-wrote and appears in Living in the Future’s Past, a film about global warming with Jeff Bridges. In 2014, Morton gave the Wellek Lectures in Theory at the University of California. His concept of ‘dark ecology’ inspired a three-year art, research and commissioning project initiated by Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi in Norway and Russia (2014 – 16).