Teargas & Plateglass (Unknown)
"by any measure, we live in an extraordinary and extreme time. language can no longer describe the world in which we live. with antique and old formulas, we continue to describe a world that is no longer present. in this loss of language, the word gives way to the image as the 'language' of exchange, in which critical thought disappears to a diabolic regime of conformity--the hyper-real, the omnipresent image. language, real place gives way to numerical code, the real virtual; metaphor to metamorphosis; body to disembodiment; natural to supernatural; many to one. mystery disappears, replaced by the illusion of certainty in technological perfection. technology acceleration do not affect our way of living--they are our new and comprehensive host of life, the environment of living itself. it is not the effect of technology on the environment, culture, economy, religion, etc., but rather that all these categories exist in technology. in this sense technology is new nature. the living environment, old nature, is replaced by a manufactured milieu, an engineered host--synthetic nature. in a real sense, we are off planet, dwelling on a lunar surface of stone, cement, asphalt, glass, steel and plastics, engulfed in the atmosphere of electromagnetic vibrations--the soothing lullaby of the machine."