Wednesday, 12 January 2011

the thing and the shrink

a drive is a boundless loop
it closes cyclically on itself
it does not enclose anything
it does enclose nothing
it is a symptom of a hole

topology provides obstructions to decay, dissemination and dispersion

holes, knots, links, torsions

physics provides a bestiary of topological phenomena that prevent decay into the vacuum state

Gabriel Catren
Dark Materialism Symposium

podcast here

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