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Environment Control
Environment control

I am not looking for anything. I am here.

Philippe Soupault

What are the implications for the transparency of air, water and glass, for the ‘real space’ of the things surrounding us, when the ‘real-time’ interface supersedes the classical interval, and distance suddenly gives way to power of emission and instant reception? What happens, in the end, when classical optical communication is replaced by electro-optical commutation?

If repeated use of the prefix ‘de-’ (as in decentralization, deregulation, deconstruction, etc.) has set its seal on the times, we may perhaps add another term – derangement: not only of sense-appearances but of transparency itself, a ‘transparency’ with nothing beyond, which has nothing in common with the density of any material or even of the earth's atmosphere.

If transparency ...

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