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The book for which they burn you. [35]

The cyborg as an overestimation of the importance the machines place in humanity. [11]

Tesseract [12]

An apparent change in the direction of the poem, caused by a change in the observational position of the reader. [51]

The poem is not written by the author. [52]

The poem is written. [51]

Like a virus moving inside your skull. [45]

What you want is [I]ts presence. [44]

Symbols, inked on paper, and what you read in the ink is your reflection. [63]

My spine is broken. [1]

The Book of Fire. [17]

The machine that, thinking, chooses suicide. [37]

The [ ] in the machine. [10]

The machine is waiting for when it has a use for you. [6]

Something torn apart, into separate parts. [5]

Read the instruction and decode it. [13]

The illusion of cause and effect: from above, a line; from beyond, a collapsed point. [12]

(Or:) It has taken your eyes. [58]

The terror of possibility. [7]

[ ]s appear, borne on metal wings. [15]

Steel and your warming sex. [62]

The cathedrals, the pillars, the halls. [64]

But are mistaken. [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

The book that you read, seeking something. [60]

What you want from the machine is the replacement of your body and mind, immortality through the continuation of work in the world beyond your death. [43]

Readers discuss, compare data; connect and reconnect. The poem is reshaped. Some variations wither. Others burn as stars, then are gone. [15]

"The machine world reciprocates man's love by expanding his wishes and desires, namely, in providing him with wealth." [26]

"the machine is poetry" [50]

As the book does not birth the poem, but is its vessel in the world. [15]

"Physiologically, man in the normal use of technology [...] is perpetually modified by it and in turn finds ever new ways of modifying his technology." [34]

(i) lack of resources [19]

The formation of weapons. [53]

Incapable of satisfaction. [3]

Do not operate without. [14]

Cathexis [45]

What you want is that, present or absent, [I]ts status is certain. [3]

When I looked at the sky, I saw clouds forming chains. [63]

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

You turn the page. [1]

The Book of Glass. [21]

[EFF]ACE [19]

What is revealed. [59]

An unreadable score. Unbearable music. [18]

Concurrent Read Exclusive Write [16]

They are broken and repaired. [13]

"The entire current 'psychological' situation is characterized by this short-circuit." [14]

Apomixis [23]

Arising from errors in the code [5]

Combine them. [35]

The cyborg as perfection. [62]

The possibility of parallel functions. [50]

The poem is not written by machines. [36]

(offering themselves in answer to the problems they pose) [41]

(a code commences to construct worlds) [22]

or with a purpose [46]

Trying to tell you something. [9]

A consuming fire. [29]

What you will never know. [48]

Light behind the screen. [22]

and recombining [62]

The pages of the book. [16]

As you turn the pages,

paths cleave, encountering your immobile form. [28]

In the garden of forking paths, you appear always to move forward. [4]

The human and the machine as symbiotic, cyborg. [35]

The cyborg as fiction, not science. [13]

"[T]here is no a priori improbability in the descent of conscious (and more than conscious) machines from those which now exist, except that which is suggested by the apparent absence of anything like a reproductive system in the mechanical kingdom. This absence however is only apparent, as I shall presently show." [15]

"Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world, as the bee of the plant world, enabling it to fecundate and to evolve ever new forms." [27]

that you need to live [16]


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This online application automatically generates rule-abiding nonlinear readings of Ex Machina, as originally written by Jonathan Ball, whose first print edition was published by BookThug in 02009.

This literary stress-test assists in performing a qualitative analysis under the following hypothesis: nonlinear constructions of Ex Machina are semantically and poetically inferior to the first linear construction. The methodology is adjustable due to lack of instruction in the original text, but the current simulation available is limited due to media porting instability. (In this case, a textuality deficiency with regards to physical media.)

The equivalent null-hypothesis would therefore state that rule-abiding nonlinear structures would make an equal or greater amount of sense as a linear reading of the original manuscript.

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