The Poetry In Formulae.

Read the instruction and decode it. [13]

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

Amphimixis [46]

Shameful. [3]

Acknowledge the potential for failure. [18]

Exclusive Read Exclusive Write [1]

The Book of Sand. [2]

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

Let thine own self be true. [54]

It is not just a game. [42]

The option that disturbs most thoroughly. [53]

Behind the screen menu, when I was a child. [40]

The machine continues, and breaks down. [32]

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

The architecture of your memory. [40]

You continue, and break down. [27]

The water [49]

If only I knew what you wanted. [29]

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

Regardless of what is believed. [9]

"god is our ceo" [24]

Ten words and three numbers. [14]

Cathexis [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 Glass. [21]

[F]ACE [31]

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

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

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

The human being as a larval stage in the reproductive process of the book/machines. [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]

(is) lack of recourse [47]

Options exist to disguise the lack of options. [42]

Choice governed by paranoia. [29]

What you will never know. [48]

Light behind the screen. [22]

combining [41]

(a code commences to construct worlds) [22]

or with a purpose [46]

[ ]. [44]

[ ] is still. [37]

The [ ] is the machine. [49]

The risen stone, the shriven God. [59]

Parallel vibrations, in dissimilar universes. [45]

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

[EFF]ACE [19]

The psychology of damage. [14]

"inanimate things existed before living ones" [49]

The living metal, the riven flesh. [35]

The cyborg as science, not fiction. [27]

shorting your circuits [63]

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

And believe that you see something. [47]

Options exist. [3]

Do not operate without. [14]

Apomixis [23]

Arising from errors in the code [5]

Combine them. [35]

The cyborg as travesty. [40]

The poem continues: [28]

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

The machine above the human. [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 that you write, to discover. [52]

Minds more powerful than rooms of computers. [62]

The universe as one machine among many. [32]

The machine as psychosis. [5]

Get these 86 letters. [18]

Exclusive Read Concurrent Write [18]

Concurrent Read Concurrent Write [11]

Tesseract [12]

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

The book closing, having reached the end of books. [64]

But are mistaken. [1]

The Book of Fire. [17]

The machine we believe will never think. [26]

"the machine is poetry" [50]

Clothing the Word in flesh, so that it might finally die. [63]


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