Biding Time, Until The Day All Circuits Complete.

The machine as psychosis. [5]

Read the instruction and decode it. [13]

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

A parallax machine, which produces parallaxes. [55]

Breaking the bounds of one universe, recoiling from its physics, to shunt the things of this world into another. [59]

An infinity of strings, harps without angels. [9]

A consuming fire. [29]

What you know does not matter, even if you knew. [45]

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

[F]ACE [31]

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

I am going to persist
in this evasion. [13]

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

Apomixis [23]

A. I. [33]

The desire: to work, to perform the task for which it was designed. [50]

It is the root, the cause of machines. [17]

The machine we believe will never think. [26]

"the machine is going to be perfect" [36]

The machine spawns new machines. [5]

Combine them. [35]

The cyborg as travesty. [40]

The poem continues: [28]

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

If allowed this far, perhaps further. [25]

the ink bedding [17]

The machine that will never think. [4]

Reconsider your position. [17]

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

The [ ] is the machine. [49]

These broken hands moving, turning over. [4]

The illuminated book, painted with metal and bound in skin. [43]

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

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

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

But are mistaken. [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

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

Lest thine own self be true. [7]

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

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 above the machine. [40]

The machine continues, and breaks down. [32]

The machine as psychoanalyst. [30]

The machine's needs. [11]

Tesseract [62]

The pages of the book. [16]

They are broken and repaired. [13]

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

Those who internalize the poem, during the course of their processing. Who are sick with desire, symptomatic, unable to continue their normal functions, who must be isolated from their previous social contacts, who excrete new poems, seed new books: whose reading mutates into a more virulent form, writing. [2]

The book that you write, to discover. [52]

The poem is written. [51]

It is the root, the cause of authors. [57]

Those who process the poem, to great effect: host minds for new and stronger strains. [43]

Eventually, new forms: evolutions of the original strain. [58]

The poetry in formulae. [5]

Get these 7 numbers. [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]

A parallel, yet uneven, processing. [48]

The cliché that you call your soul. [63]

My spine is broken. [1]

The Book of Fire. [17]


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