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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Our Salvific, Edenic, Satanic Others

I am beginning to wonder whether the unavoidable and in many ways humbling recognition (unavoidable not least because of environmental catastrophe and global neoliberal precarization) that human agency emerges out of ensembles of interdependent/prostheticized actors gives rise to compensatory investments of some artifacts -- especially computers, weapons, diseases -- with the sovereign aspect of agency we no longer believe in for ourselves?

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