[-empyre-] rehearsal of a network - [week 3]
Shu Lea Cheang
shulea at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 21 17:18:47 AEST 2018
Dear empyrians, mushrooms, trees, dolly and pollies, fishy creatures and
cultures of mutating selves....
Let me again, pick up a few threads here...
Paul Vanouse on 19/06/18
"What I find particularly interesting about this thread in a mycelium
discussion tending toward DNA and genetics is that genetics are always
portrayed with an arboreal model, i.e. “the family tree”, “the family
tree of man”, etc. Deleuze and Guattari found the teleology and
patterning of branching, as well as the forever hierarchic relationship
between branch and trunk as something to be resisted. The branching
model fits an ontology of hierarchy, whereas the rhizome model fits a
philosophy of becoming."
Indeed, somehow the DNA investigation got some public confessions on
ancestry, roots tracing.
Aviva is right to defend the trees grounding in watershed dynamics, not
In the case of MNS, no funding (as yet), thus, not much (top down)
management to speak of ...
thus the networks inevitably "form, break, disrupt or mutate" (annet
"how networks form, break, disrupt or mutate...... how these types of
infrastructures could be 'cycled' into other projects and made
productive in other grounds. in other words, perhaps pragmatic, how to
take into account the human scale(s), how to connect and, moreover, how
to make sustainable these (post-net) networks?"
Let's talk about human scale(s), any takers??
and thanks to JJ's radical mycology link
Do the becoming imply territorial take over?
Frederic Neyrat's two questions lead us to a counter-narrative that
does not allow us so easily certify our assumptions to be 'OTHERS"
(aya, human, non-human, chthulucene, do we have kinship in the making??)
I think i am gonna need to stand still for a bit till someone takes me
out of the ruins................
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