Or is it, under cover, and as a result, of this squaring off, indiscernibly, an opportunity for a refinement and an intensification of the passages of affects? And if this is the case, then is this ‘dematerialization’ not, in the same space and time, the cartography of a material voyage, of new regions of sonorous, but also chromatic, sculptural, political, erotic, linguistic space, being, as a result of the mise en signes, conquered and crossed by the trails of influxes, offering the libido new opportunities for intensification, the fabrication of signs through ‘dematerialization’ providing material for the extension of tensors? --- [further down] --- For we moderns, for whom the thought of this metaphor is absent, and who glory in substructural metonymic substitution, the object of the search is no longer God or truth, but the search itself, scientific research is not to be made a search for causes, we are well aware that this is not a good concept, but a search for “effects” in the scientific sense, the search for a discourse that can produce locatable, predictable and controllable metamorphoses, a search, then, for discrimination. There is no sign or thought of the sign which is not about power and for power. It is a sign, it is in the place of something else, there is a code, and the addressees know it, or in any case, even if it is unconscious … - the model of all semiology is not “The Purloined Letter”, it is “The Gold-Bug”. … Levi-Strauss: I want to be the language spoken by myths. Stars with issues are streaking all over this nightshade … And I have hooligan factions inside my chess. Hear them squabbling: then they change sides. I heard a small sound just now! Is it — my destiny? No, this Atlas is an atlas, not the atlas. “Philosophy, then is not a doctrine, not some simplistic scheme for orienting oneself in the world, certainly not an instrument or achievement of human Dasein. Rather, philosophy is this Dasein itself insofar as it occurs, in freedom, from out of its own ground. Whoever, by hard research, has arrived at this self-understanding of philosophy is granted the fundamental experience of all philosophizing, which is this: the more completely and originally research comes into its own, the more surely is it ‘nothing but’ the transformation of the same few simple questions. But those who want to transform must bear within themselves the power of a fidelity that knows how to preserve. The only way to feel that power grow within oneself is to be caught up in wonder. And the only way to be caught up in wonder is to travel to the outermost limits of the possible. Yet, the only way to become the friend of the possible is to remain open to dialogue with the powers at work in the whole of human existence [Dasein]. And in fact that is the philosopher’s way of being: heeding what has already been sung forth and can still be perceived in each essential occurrence in the world.” That is, “What do a nineteen-year-old lesbian from New Jersey, a 23-year-old trans woman in Minneapolis and a 31-year-old mother in Florida have in common? All three were attacked, all three fought back and all three were arrested. All three are currently in prison while their attackers remain free. Oh, yes, and all three are black women.” Strands of wire hold up the stars, a doctor decides on which truck to buy, a planet earth sunlight makes the sky blue. A 65-year-old man presents complaining of dizziness. This is some heavy shit, Catt thought when she read it. Intense, but in a good way. The conjunction of powerful keywords (intuitive space, alien concept, profound waste of time, transcend email smokescreen, verify, truthful and not delusional) with the imperative voice established very high stakes. His use of he phrase “female personas” implied an awareness of the cyborgean nature of gender. Her face tingled with pleasure. And “informed sense of timing” … The micro-magnetics of timing. 3 words: Black Sun, Carbon Copies and Earthlings. We will never experience the jellyfish world, they will remain strange. It might change our anxiety to know this. Each house on the street of houses: spitting its own trees!
[Note: Sources: Jean-François Lyotard, Libidinal Economy, as quoted by Anny Ballardini, in a FC comment, 1 Sept 012; Ana Božičević, “Poe”, at They Will Sew The Blue Sail 9; Alexis Bhagat & Lize Mogel, “Introduction”, at An Atlas of Radical Cartography; Martin Heidegger, “from For Edmund Husserl on His Seventieth Birthday”, as quoted in S C Hickman, “Heidegger: On The Philosopher’s Way of Being”, at Dark Chemistry, 1 Sept 012; JBR; Victoria Law, “No Justice When Women Fight Back”, at Demand Fair Justice for CeCe McDonald, 31 Aug 012; Allen Bramhall, “Brimming blue …”, at Simple Theories, 1 Sept 012; Chris Kraus, “excerpt from Summer of Hate”, at Nap 2.9; Timothy Morton, “Marian Crawford, ASLEC-ANZ (Liveblog)”, at Ecology without Nature, 31 Aug 08; Jared Schickling, “4321”, in Pink]