[NetBehaviour] Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Mar 7 08:27:12 CET 2009
Guattari's Schizoanalytic Cartographies.
or, the Pathic Core at the Heart of Cybernetics
A desiring mind seeks infinity, and finds it today in a proliferation of
signals: electromagnetic waves beaming down from the skies, fiber-optic
cables emerging from the seas, copper wires woven across the continents.
The earthly envelope of land, air and ocean -- the realm of organic
life, or biosphere -- is doubled by a second skin of electronically
mediated thought: the noosphere. It's a vast, pulsating machine: a coded
universe grown complex beyond our grasp, yet connected at every pulse to
the microscopic mesh of nerve cells in our flesh.
Such is the contemporary circuit of communication. Its existence raises
two basic questions. What will be the destiny of this intangible
planetary skin? And how does it unfold in our own bodies?
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