Cross-readings along the axes of material:
6 Our technologies are the sex organs of material speculation.
To endow the printer with the faculties of plastic: condensing imagination within material reality.
Just as a glitch can un-resolve an image, so it can resolve something more posthuman: manifold systems – biological, political, computational, material.
We call for planetary pixelisation, using Additivist technologies to corrupt the material unconscious; a call that goes on forever in virtue of this initial movement.
Nothing should be accepted as fixed, permanent, or 'given' -- neither material conditions nor social forms.
Xenofeminism endeavours to face up to these obligations as collective agents capable of transitioning between multiple levels of political, material and conceptual organization.
We want to cultivate the exercise of positive freedom -- freedom-to rather than simply freedom-from -- and urge feminists to equip themselves with the skills to redeploy existing technologies and invent novel cognitive and material tools in the service of common ends.
Digital technologies are not separable from the material realities that underwrite them; they are connected so that each can be used to alter the other towards different ends.
Rather than arguing for the primacy of the virtual over the material, or the material, over the virtual, xenofeminism grasps points of power and powerlessness in both, to unfold this knowledge as effective interventions in our jointly composed reality.
0x14 Intervention in more obviously material hegemonies is just as crucial as intervention in digital and cultural ones.
If we want to break the inertia that has kept the moribund figure of the nuclear family unit in place, which has stubbornly worked to isolate women from the public sphere, and men from the lives of their children, while penalizing those who stray from it, we must overhaul the material infrastructure and break the economic cycles that lock it in place.
Calibrating a political hegemony or insurgent memeplex not only implies the creation of material infra-structures to make the values it articulates explicit, but places demands on us as subjects.
Cyberwitches Manifesto [EN] (2019)
We know that speech is the active material of magic.
The Manifesto of Futurist Woman [EN] (1912)
Enough of those women whose “arms with twining flowers resting on their laps on the morning of departure” should be feared by soldiers; women as nurses perpetuating weakness and age, domesticating men for their personal pleasures or their material needs!
The cyborg is a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centres structuring any possibility of historical transformation.
People are nowhere near so fluid, being both material and opaque.
None of 'us' have any longer the symbolic or material capability of dictating the shape of reality to any of'them'.
Simultaneously material and ideological, the dichotomies may be expressed in the following chart of transitions from the comfortable old hierarchical dominations to the scary new networks I have called the informatics of domination: Representation.
The 'multinational' material organization of the production and reproduction of daily life and the symbolic organization of the production and reproduction of culture and imagination seem equally implicated.
The boundary-maintaining images of base and superstructure, public and private, or material and ideal never seemed more feeble.
State: Continued erosion of the welfare state; decentralizations with increased surveillance and control; citizenship by telematics; imperialism and political power broadly in the form of information rich/information poor differentiation; increased high-tech militarization increasingly opposed by many social groups; reduction of civil service jobs as a result of the growing capital intensification of office work, with implications for occupational mobility for women of colour; growing privadzation of material and ideological life and culture; close integration of privatization and militarization, the high-tech forms of bourgeois capitalist personal and public life; invisibility of different social groups to each other, linked to psychological mechanisms of belief in abstract enemies.
There are material and cultural grids mapping this potential, Audre Lorde (1984) captures the tone in the title of her Sister Outsider.
Unseparated twins and hermaphrodites were the confused human material in early modern France who grounded discourse on the natural and supernatural, medical and legal, portents and diseases -- all crucial to establishing modern identity.
Glitch Feminism Manifesto [EN] (2012)
We want what we cannot have; whatever the material we are aiming to access, the glitch makes us wait and whimper for it.
Also specific to The 3D Additivist Manifesto [EN] (2015):
3D plastic Tools Additivist Additivism matter Methods printer objects The Anthropocene print posthuman Daniel Rourke Plasticene humankind prints Evolution Morehshin entanglement Allahyari Creation prototypes distemper Chthulucene Objects Life biological material blueprints printing birth creativity assault organs Donna 19 encoded synthetic fissures 18 planetary Creative resolve messages beauty including 4