On Micronesian nautical navigation & its contrast to the Western tradition
"In fact, we if listen to the [Micronesian] navigators, we find that they are not talking about the spatial duration (length) of the "etak" segments, but of their **temporal duration. The concern of the navigator is **not how far he travels in a particular "etak" segment, but how long he will travel before asserting that the reference island has moved back under the next star bearing."
Consider: The Perceptual Languages and how we might freely update the dominant perceptual unit (time, space, light, ... ) in systems of measure, observation, ambition, etc.
Then ask: How do they change? How does our perception change? What becomes clear? What is obscured?
"The movement of history is singularized at the crossroads of heterogeneous machinic universes of differing dimension, of foreign ontological texture, with radical innovations, *with benchmarks of ancestral machinisms previously forgotten and then reactivated*."