Category Archives: question of materiality

striking lines to punching buttons: surrealist erasures and the mechanical writing method

– from Andre Breton’s The Automatic Message To understand surrealist automatic writing, we might think of typing without backspace or undo. In the process of writing this first sentence, I performed countless of edits. The words are coming with difficulty. … Continue reading

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought”

… and so: “Targeted memory erasure and enhancement may be possible,” says neuroscientist Andre Fenton in response to that Guatama Siddharta quote. This lecture appears to be part of a series on The Future of Hope. This explains why the … Continue reading

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the virtue of planned erasure

What if you were asked to set an expiration date for every file you saved on your computer? Imagine what would take place on that date. Your file would be automatically erased from your computer and anywhere else that it … Continue reading

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