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Joy Garnett walking batteri

>We're all walking batteries, 
>and the gene material in a dead dog is EXACTLY the same
>as it was when the dog was still alive. Dead or alive: same DNA. Ha! 

transmission along nerve fibres 
chemical transmission at synapses

abb nollet in eighteenth century paris 
did party tricks with static electricity

descartes - other batteries lack consciousness 

Joy Garnett walking a batteri

>the Equation of Life :
>Actually, it could be just our jeans...

emanuel swedenborg post retiring from being director of swedish mines and before he experienced the visions that led to his reinterpretation of christianity was fascinated by the idea that different functions of the body were controlled by different areas of the cerebral cortex. 

percy bysshe shelley and mary shelley were fascinated by `galvanism`. 
they inadvertently electrocuted the family cat whilst trying to utilize 
electricity for treating his sister's skin disorder. 


an editor should be respected even feared maybe even disliked 
by her contributors. her job is to dock their prolixities 
unify their styles and force them to conform to a consistent and clearly defined vision of the work in hand. it is no job for a democrat. 

one thinker champions "the construction of autonomous tools" 

one thinker in just four lines champions the printing press 
to avoid upsetting the editor and the thermos bottle for no reason. 
another nominates television but remarks of this pervasive socially transforming invention merely that it provides information influences 
patterns of behaviour such as sex and crime and has reduced the 
popularity of live performances. 

another leading thinker in the course of a long and rambling rant 
against the whole idea of invention states that he "doesn't think 
he could hack ... assholes and complacent dopes living hundreds 
of years".

applicable to nettime's constant regurgitation
of dubious observations by complacent dopes. -> superb source for male fascist antibodies.

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