|Joseph Rabie on Wed, 8 Dec 2021 19:21:00 +0100 (CET)|
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|Re: <nettime> The Dawn of Everything (very short review)|
I am really wary of terms like magic, beyond seeing them as a poetic metaphors (helpful & useful, as such) for things that escape us, or transcend us, or that are incomprehensible to us, even though they are clearly there (consciousness, for one).
Appealing to magic, given our predicament, really seems to me like grasping at straws. And, given that in current culture magic has come to be represented by Harry Potter© more than anything else (one Latin phrase and Voldomor bites the dust), a lot more needs to be known about magic's eventual agency, before we make it part of a toolkit for repairing the damage we have done.
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