why spoil things by the use of this word in this context?
Tactical Biopolitics Art, Activism, and Technoscience, “Reaching the Limit When Art Becomes Science” by Beatriz da Costa ; much easier to ‘read’ and more accessible.
Not only the language she uses (apart from interpellation), but also the project “PigeonBlog” she describes was fascinating.
The use of pigeons carrying sensors at 300 ft (hard to access this altitude in any event): “The pigeon “backpack” developed for this project consisted of a combined GPS (latitude, longitude, altitude)/GSM (cell phone tower communication) unit and corresponding antennas, a dual automotive CO/NOx pollution sensor, a temperature sensor, a subscribes identity module (SIM) card interface, a microcontroller, and standard supporting elec-tronic components.”
- Three tourists stop in front of a boom coming down at the entrance to a nature reserve, reading on the little display on the boom that the maximum number of people permitted in the reserve has been reached at this point in time, this close to the breeding season.
- A series of digital signposts and the GPS in the car lead the driver and his family down a set of side streets due to road repair and construction.
- A media art installation embedded in the city square has dynamic and interactive video portraits appear on the ground in front of busy passers-by and makes them stop, play, and wonder how they were followed and picked out beforehand.
- Every once in a while a 17-year-old son gets irritated at having to use his mother’s computer on the Internet—because he is quite frequently asked to consider buying new candles, bathrobes, bras, and women’s magazines.
- An academic who gets home after a long day at work only vaguely notices that the lighting in the smart home is subdued a bit, the vacuum cleaner stops, and a string quartet replaces the pop songs from yesterday.”