Smit && AnderssonAn Antagonistic Mindmeld In Techno-philosophy
William Blake stated in his ‘Book of Urizen’, that the only way to grasp infinity is through minute particulars and the wirey bounding line. The world is not made up of anything all-encompassing. But rather of small particular events, actions and observations, and the ways in which they connect to form lines and flows and bigger bodies or “blocks of space-time” as Deleuze describes it. The world is not uniform and it is certainly not fixed. The regularities of life are nothing more than “a temporary barrier island of stability in stormy seas” (Brian Massumi).
Reality is made in dialogue. It emerges from the in-betweens. And the greatest mistake we could make is to assume that it is no longer open for discussion.
Mr. Smit is analysing the world around him with some worries. Non of the normal worries the human has these days; his troubles are concerning the adiction to the psycho algorithm that has made our beloved devices it´s home. Strugeling with the knowledge he has collected from generations that had been living in the not so distance past he looks at the dangers of taking the digital as a mirror – a mirror creating a second self.