What is ‘We’?

I suppose this piece is in some way a continuation of my essay on definition. Not really, but actually. I deal again here with a form of categorisation. I explore how ‘we’ designates ourselves and all of the duplicities a we embodies. Yet somewhat oddly there is a short hand around the nuances and complexities…

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Affecting a Speculative Definition of Humanity (Part II)

Perceptive-objects Gradations of intensity differentiate one object from another. To illustrate this Garcia talks about scales of comprehension. We can better comprehend other objects because of certain functions of perception unique to us. This is a different intensity of comprehension from the room’s comprehension of us, which is a matter of containment. The room’s comprehension…

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A Brief Introduction to Object Oriented Ontology & Speculative Realism: The How of What

Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) challenges commonly held considerations towards what objects are and how they (inter)act in the world. Ecology, science, economics, art, architecture, and programming are core disciplines OOO utilizes. In OOO we encounter objects not only in rendered, physical, tactile modes, but in addition, processual, agentive & eventful modes. Human, a priori encounters…

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Crescendo | at wit’s end | crescendo

∞ Crescendo | at wit’s end | crescendo building the dammed hypersensitive | water sensitive instruments | pricked up ears nose eyes | wet-ordinary words. Woke early. Set up the production line : someone to scrub & polish | cut into fence posts & finally someone to clinch back the rubber band & settle the…

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The dogma of the fast: a catch up

The dogma of the fast: a catch up —Olson’s manifesto projected onto now Charles Olson begins his manifesto [Projective] “Verse now, 1950, if it is to go ahead, if it is to be of essential use, must, I take it, catch up and put into itself certain laws and possibilities of the breath, of the…

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