Tuesday, July 26, 2005

laptop envy 


10 years ago, paul virilio wrote a brief essay called 'from sexual
perversion to sexual diversion' in which, during a discussion of
'cybersex' he writes the following:

"with 'biomechanical' extension on the one hand and 'energy' ablation
on the other, the individual of the techoscientific age loses the
capacity to experience himself as a centre of energy; he bocomes
useless and will eventually become totally superfluous when faced with
the automation of his productive and perceptual functions..."

and i think this can be applied tellingly to the 'failure' of laptop
music as a 'performative' art.


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