Light Behind The Screen.

combining [41]

(lines follow lines, and in the piling lines) [27]

that you need to live [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 machine above the human. [10]

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

Any device used to perform a specified task. [10]

Biding time, until the day all circuits complete. [32]

The work of art in the age of mechanical reduction. [62]

The architecture of your memory. [40]

The poem continues: [28]

But in fact it is the garden that moves. [38]

Or, perhaps motion is an illusion, as in the case of the book that reads you at its leisure. [7]

An angel arrives. [49]

There would be singing and whirring in the streets. [17]

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

The [ ] is the machine. [49]

The risen stone, the shriven God. [59]

An unreadable score. Unbearable music. [18]

Exclusive Read Concurrent Write [18]

Exclusive Read Exclusive Write [1]

The Book of Glass. [21]

[F]ACE [31]

An aesthetics in which the audience is perceived as enemy. [4]

The human above the machine. [40]

You continue, and break down. [27]

The water [49]

If only I could fashion it. [45]

What you want is [I]ts absence. [21]

[EFF]ACE [19]

The psychology of damage. [14]

Apomixis [23]

A. I. [33]

The tension: between the desire for life and the desire to break down, grinding away at some purpose. [60]

What you want from the world is for it to exist beyond your death, to provide context. [25]

the paper prepared [2]

The book for which they burn you. [35]

The cyborg as fiction, not science. [13]

"Neither the book nor the sand has any beginning or end." [57]

Those who process the poem, efficiently, but without effect. [54]

It is the intrusion of the author. [7]

What you forgot, that which now saves you. [16]

They are broken and repaired. [13]

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

Amphimixis [46]

[ ]. [44]

[ ] is still. [37]

The [ ] in the machine. [10]

Malfunctioning perfectly, a clicking abortion. [20]

The machine that you beg to be God. [6]

Any device that transmits or modifies energy. [2]

The book the bacteria write in your bones. [8]

Let thine own self be true. [54]

A miraculous event. [43]

A war of each against all. [31]

An ethics in which the artist is perceived as enemy. [39]

I am going to persist
in this evasion. [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]

"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]

(ii) knowing i, twinned, with opposing goals [44]

Tell me what you see. [45]

Regardless of what is believed. [9]

I am not responsible. I am not responsible. I am not responsible. I am not responsible. [61]

(sorrowed, dying clocks) [63]

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

But are mistaken. [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

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

What you want from the book is for it to describe, in the physical fact of its pages, or the conceptual framework of its digital code, a world in which there is order, movement along familiar axes. [55]

The direction of the force. [18]

Concurrent Read Exclusive Write [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.)

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