I’ve quoted this before but my commentary there remains rather lapidary (“Will to do. Makes do.”) and so here again is Adrian Mackenzie. “Transduction: invention, innovation and collective life” (2003)
Technological change is consistently and emphatically represented in the form of new artefacts or objects, rather than practices, arrangements and ensembles. The focus is usually fixed on new and highly commodified objects such as digital new media or biotechnologies, rather than the process or events which permit certain objects to materialize or solidify and not others.
This may be less and less true as we move into emergence of networked culture. And even less true in the spaces where time stamps are manipulated and the long tail inhabited to produce odd déjà-vu moments of fictive prediction and spaces that escape trending.
And so for day 738