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Monday, May 08, 2006

Distinctions among protocols and interfaces; every interface is protocol; every protocol interfaces; each is pole ("poles") the other; each participates in flattening. What is external to protocol: inconceivable content, subjectivity; what is internal: invisibility, objectivity. From GPS through VLF radio: the measurement of the world, its skein. What is required for visibility, what technology, organism, protein? Protocols extend perceptual tacit knowledge; functionality. Of etiquette let it be said it is first and foremost exclusionary. Cybernetic feedback designates. Protocols distinguish, differentiation and integration in dialectic. The symbolic remains unread; the symbolic is transparent, readable. For the first time a three-dimensional map of the second planet from the sun is available for visual search with or without placenames given a desktop configuration of sufficient power. Protocols are the mute inverse of stewardship; they do not serve; they serve-to. Interfaces are not end-points; they bridge ontologies, continue the flow. Mind locates nowhere; is located nowhere; extensions extend without center, centering. Mind locates within presencing present; mind locates nowhen; is located nowhen. The purpose of philosophy is to pare; to pare even the ladder or the propositions. Philosophy has no purpose; it is not an exhibition; art is exhibition and venue; philosophy chatters; philosophy is doing and reading philosophy is a continuation of doing. Reading philosophy is the pretense of interface; doing philosophy problematizes protocols. To do philosophy is not to have done with philosophy.
"I have promised you a journey which is a journey of no return; a journey of conceptualization or imagination; a journey within the imaginary. There is no return in return; there are no loops in looping; what fits has always fit; what does not fit remains incommensurate. If I integrate: flattening and the apparition of death (which never appears); if I differentiate: disturbance and the reality of organism (which always appears; always is apparent). This philosophy - this of all philosophy - tends towards particulation, particulate matter; tends towards emission; tends towards gathering." Reverse Sheffer stroke and its dual: from out there, possibly from A or B, the appearance of A or B; B; from out there, the appearance of A and B. From a distance: the disturbance. In the neighborhood: flattening and absorption. The abacus of infinitely fine grain appears to the base infinity; the abacus of extraordinary differentiation signifies presence of the framework. What was once dialectic clearly has no resolution or leap; no tendency towards bootstrapping elsewhere. Instead: continuous dialog, information, absolutely mute: indiscernible processes. The world is infinitely invisible.
Infinitely invisible: What is seen on the surface of granite for example hides interior grains. The granularity of the world is always already inaccessible; art serves to make symbol of substance; of the surface of substance; of the cloak or masquerade. Art is farming-out; physical analysis is farming-out; microscopy is farming-out. Microscopes/telescopes reveal everything and nothing; occurrences continue on ontologically-cohering n-dimensional manifolds. Everything is what it appears to be; nothing is what it appears to be; everything is leveled, intertwined, intermingled, mingled, muxed. Ontology only goes so far to the portal of universal origin, "big bang" and inflation, just as increased accelerator energy may conceivably generate "new" and unexpected phenomena forever - the only limitation is economics (Brillouin). Nothing satisfies; ontologies may be enumerated, epistemologies extended to theoretically-infinite tolerances; it is all the same - not ennui (that surely is different) or boredom (that surely is different as well) or defuge (the same). One might say this is a "condition of the age." Of course there is no thing-in-itself; there are always already others.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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