“My personal observation in life so far is that randomness is key, in all its glory. And I have no doubt that people have been leaning on their scythes or menhirs for all time speculating about where humanity is heading, as they will in teleportation corridors and endless chatrooms way up ahead.” — Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

“My personal observation in life so far is that randomness is key, in all its glory. And I have no doubt that people have been leaning on their scythes or menhirs for all time speculating about where humanity is heading, as they will in teleportation corridors and endless chatrooms way up ahead.” — Tilda Swinton

Interview by Fiona Duncan / Photography by Juergen Teller / Styling by Jerry Stafford

So we talk on a cell phone to people in Indiana while jogging on the beach without seeing the beach, and gather on social media into huge separation-denying disembodied groups while ignoring the people around us. ​I find this virtual existence weird, and as a way of life, absurd. This could be because I am eighty-four years old. It could also be because it is weird, an absurd way to live. — Ursula K. LeGuin

Ursula K. LeGuin

So we talk on a cell phone to people in Indiana while jogging on the beach without seeing the beach, and gather on social media into huge separation-denying disembodied groups while ignoring the people around us. ​I find this virtual existence weird, and as a way of life, absurd. This could be because I am eighty-four years old. It could also be because it is weird, an absurd way to live. — Ursula K. LeGuin

Interview by Heather Davis