24 January 2012


The / is the screen interfacing the new electronified subjectivity (the person) and the simulation, the spectacle, of the digital mediascape that increasingly produces and controls the framing of the real (and performs largely invisibly--think of computer codes and Drone warfare). The / is not a separation, because it instantiates (makes "real") the Terminal Identity of the posthuman cyborg (i.e., all of us), now interiorized/exteriorized so there is increasingly little difference in the human lifeworld on one "side," and the paraspace of terminal "space" on the other. It is the new I/Thou of self as virtual unity, as the / of human/computer interfacing usurps much of the production of fantasy of the former human-to-(non-terminal)-world. The / is the window to (interface) fantasy cum Terminal Reality.

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