As we search, we see things, things that need to stay in the back of our minds and either fester or evolve into the perfect kind of mutation.
The concept of using the body to move electrons is not new, but one can continue to wonder what effect those electrons have on the surfaces and connections they caress and provoke. And what of those electrons pushed into motion by “foreign”bodies. Are we witnessing a new form of parasitism, or is it rather symbiosis? And exactly when do we come up for air?
I am constantly going back to “Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means (Electronic Culture: History, Theory, and Practice)” by Siegfried Zielinski. In this great look at the history of the electronic-human relationship the reader visits with searchers who, for one reason or another, were not pushed to the front pages of the history books. It is the confluence of showmanship, electricity and affect.