"As far back as I can remember my computer has been my muse, collaborator, and the inanimate object, along with ones before her, that touches my body the most. To ask if emotional bonds can be made to the gynoids is incorrect because we have always bonded with dolls—a cult object, the cult object—often in deeper ways than to other humans.
When I couldn’t locate my reflection among humans, I found it in the non-human, in characters and forms that understand, go through the experiences with me, and reflect back the monster. Ghost sites but also co-habitants, co-agents. Though we do imbue subjective agendas, characters reciprocate and encase worlds like we do, sometimes even more complex and tangled ones due to their cultural immortality.
I’m not a fan of the characters. We’re in group therapy."
— Lora Nouk, The Blueblack Notes: Clones
“We want to think of the internet as a physical place. It is not about making the virtual physical, but rather to argue that the virtual also exists physically.”
— Woon Tien Wei