Map it, interpret it, then redesign it.
And: perhaps we are not lacking ideas but a platform to situate, deploy, and enforce them. (xix) Curious to see some of these ideas plotted. Maybe Brattons new students at Strelka come up with promising executions.
Any given moment
As Bratton suggested i started skimming through the glossary for a start. And i directly got caught by the term Ambient Interface – it is the user´s world defined as a field of interfaces, the field of both the physical and virtual interfaces that surround a User at any given moment.
A New Architecture?
We need a new architecture for this new world, more Frank Gehry than formal Greek. Brattons quotes Hillary Clinton for a start, suggesting a dynamic mix of materials and structures and identifying global information systems as the single most important powerful engine of the new world / something fundamental has shifted off-center. / it is time to map a new normal.
Bratton wants to knit different intellectual fabrics together by following their crisscrossing patterns – provisional, prototypical, and provocative.
The Stack is „both and idea and a thing“ / „in turn building us in its own image“ / „also composed of social, human, and concrete forces“
What, really, are to be the national rights of mobile subjects in a cloud-based society. Compare Estonian e-Residency. Whatever technological regime will come after planetary-scale computation (13).
Blur and Accident
We need ways to account for the intersecting complexities of computational globalization … seen on their own terms, not as transgressions of some other system (14). See Lydia Liu.
We realize that only a blur provides for an accurate picture of what is going on now and to come. Our description of a system in advance of its appearance maps what we can see but cannot articulate, on the one hand, versus what we know to articulate but cannot yet see, on the other: real-but-as-yet-unnamed and imagined-but-as-yet-not-real. #lookingfromthefutureatthepresent instead of #thepresentforthefuture. (Today´s official futurism may have little to contribute when all is said and done.)
The critical dependence of the future´s futurity is that we are not yet available for it! Compare unknown unknows cited by Wendy Chun. (Psychoanalytic philosopher Slavoj Žižek says that beyond these three categories there is a fourth, the unknown known, that which we intentionally refuse to acknowledge that we know).
Virilio: Every new technology == new accident. Bratton: Every new accident == new technology.