Programming is an increasingly dominant and universal language which shapes all aspects of our lives despite only a small percentage of our population (developers and computer scientists) having any real fluency in it.
For us to be capable of resisting, we must become the forest – and resist like the forest, the forest that knows it carries ruins within itself, that carries within itself both what it is and what it no longer is. We must lend shape to this political, affective feeling in order to lend meaning to our actions. This means shifting a few tectonic plates in our own thinking. We have to decolonise ourselves.
“Voids are empty, but they can be heavy. We feel the presence of the ones that have been with us the longest. Invisible yet imposing, they call to us, and we fall in time and again.”
“But authenticity doesn’t incite tourism; tourism produces authenticity by positing a position outside “real” everyday life from which it can be observed and consumed. So if one feels as though they are closing in on something authentic, what that means is they have become more and more of a tourist.”
“We seek out “authenticity” to inhabit a touristic consciousness at all times, and not merely when we are traveling. Seeking authenticity allows us to be tourists of everyday life. (Trying to find our authentic self lets us be tourists of our own psyche.)”