brian massumi_ ongoing quotes
February 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Massumi on Negroponte’s Being Digital + Interface
interface, for interfaces’ sake.
The role of the interface is to filter the bombardment.
fetish for circulation
…supplanting, Marx’s labor-value with information value.
The materiality of its body and the body’s organizing capacity (its desire, expressed as a will to mastery, coded as a thought-form)–are neutralized in the transmission of ordering back into that space. The human sows its self in formation.
At the Negropontean interface, the human merges into the hard materiality and adaptive programming of the techno-connection, the interface at which it materializes as insistently as it self-abstracts, in an unresolvable dialectic.
A body that succeeds in controlling connective and circulation by externalizing itself in it, loses control in exact proportion to which it gains it.