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"[In today's world] pictorial representation feels more like a threat"
-Hito Steyerl; The Spam of the Earth: Withdrawal from Representation (2012)

"The digital adds monsters but removes wires"
-Christopher Holliday at Weird World of Deepfakes (Panel) at CCA, Glasgow (2019)
Excerpt from hugovk and mucletters.py’s 405 Love Letters; an Epistolary Novel for NaNoGenMo
"Structure, not semiotics, comes first; it is the pattern of points that precedes the content"
-Baylee Brits; Literary Infinities: Number and Narrative in Modern Fiction (2017)

"...the sudden loss of half my toes. For that is something I could never have foreseen and the meaning of which I have never fathomed ... all things run together, in the body’s long madness, I feel it."
-Samuel Beckett; Molloy (1951)
 "That which was intended to enlighten the world in practice darkens it ... we need to re-enchant our tools"
"Letting go of thought is ... the domain of agency"
-James Bridle; New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future (2018)

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far"
-HP Lovecraft; The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
 "The first time I ever heard the word “content” used in its current context, I understood that all my artist friends and I — henceforth, content providers — were essentially extinct"
-Tim Kreider; Slaves of the Internet, Unite! (2013)

"A mere content provider, not the craftsperson"
-Lisa Dush; When Writing Becomes Content (2015)

"This is content in the age of algorithmic discovery - even if you're human, you have to end up impersonating the machine"
-James Bridle; Something is Wrong on the Internet (2017)
"A machine can only compute what it can capture, so the world must be instrumented accordingly... world must be standardised in a great diversity of ways"
"The software industry is about the politics of standardisation"
-Phillip Agre; The Internet and Public Discourse (1998)
"Pengi lives in the present... apparent in the situation [zuhandenheit], not written in the script [vorhandenheit]"    
-Phillip Agre; Pengi: An Implementation of a Theory of Activity (1987)
from Ian Cheng; Emissaries Guide to Worlding (2018)