Re: [-empyre-] Re: Subject: inscribing of characters on an interface

Marcus Bastos wrote:
"Juxtaposition seems to be
crucial here, but I am not sure if those flows of images are as
controllable as we imagine."
coming in at the end of this particular beginning, I would like to highlight
the foregoing as a juncture in thought about the what is not left as its
trace is untraceable in digital ecriture. First, to say, there is a
summoning herein of the mystique of erasure - as it stands in Western
meaning-creation. Second, to say that the privilege of transmitting thought
as writing 'mind to mind' digitally might be deliberated in principle as
contradiction: as we all know the enabling thought behind any thought in the
history of this mediation of the code-digital lies in infomation theory's
encoded redundancy of meaning-creating and signification. Far be it for me
to depart from the idea of meaning-flows but I think there is a
performative, enunciative limit-base to meaning-creation, which demands risk
rather than redundancy as a limit body-experience of text. This is not to
get logged down in the visuality syndrome of phallogocentrism, rather to
rise up to greet limit-experience as corporeally composed - and discomposed.

As a juncture controllability seems to belie a pathology of signifiance of
surfeit meaning-creation, a decadence, if you will - a breath that is
shorter than its reach - in line, in play - a distinguishable control-limit
to flow dynamic and a sign to regime change - whether willed or not - in

The stuff being moved - to invoke a physics model - relies on an absolute
framework in which spaces/times are measured according to Newton against the
absolute. Relativisation of the sphere of writing demands a shift that one
can assume to be there because of digital mediatisation but may not
necessarily be there because of the laws of meaning-production. The argument
surely returns to an archeology of social production of meaning before it
repeats in digitised mode.

In short, I'm excited at the prospect of liberated digitised flows but would
suggest that sociological barrieres still subsist to mitigate against such
flows. Not least the statistical reach of the sociological
self-constitution - dealing in mass statistical data reflected in
attribution of meaning - signification - and limits thereto suggested by
traditional avant-gardes.

Which is not to say I'm way off the point. If so, I apologise in advance.

simon taylor

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