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The Absence of Field


I've told folk half the truth that I was there I was
but embarrassed never told I missed my chance

until I saw: without embarrassment

this country miss its chance looking at color

"I Don't See," Ed Roberson

MARK the STRANDs:

reality checks itself against
realities too small to detect.

Caliban, Prospero, Miranda...

Fearful assymetries,
fulsome viroids of
art and science.

The particulate matter:

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"a sea-change into
something rich and strange..."

Nano-ethics under
the signage
of "construction."

Michael Sailor: "nanotechnology is
much more than particles. Color
is the refraction of light,
illuminated nano-
holes."

(GEORGE DYSON)

In a field

IN THE GAME

I am the absence

of field.

OF LIFE AND EVOLUTION

This is

always "The Case."

THERE ARE THREE PLAYERS

Wherever I am

(syllable counter-culture):

reality checks itself against toxi-
cities, histories too small to detect.

I am what is missing.

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AT THE TABLE:

When I walk

HUMAN BEINGS,

I part the air

NATURE AND MACHINES.

and always

I AM FIRMLY

the air moves in

ON THE SIDE OF NATURE

to fill the spaces

("We are such stuff
as dreams are made on,
rounded with
a little sleep...")

where my body's been.

(Receptacle for/
of contagion.)

BUT NATURE, I SUSPECT

We all have reasons

IS ON THE SIDE OF

the noisest optic...

the dirtiest of clean rooms,
the laboratory of the body-be-
coming-factories

for other forms
that see, seethe, seize

their own freedoms,
their own communities,
their own rights:

for moving.

Venture, O Science,
research prophet!
From the sky, I spy
the tipping point,

NAZCA LINES------------

a teapot in The Tempest...

(DONNA HARAWAY:

"I'd rather be
a cyborg than
a goddess...")!

THE MACHINES

(nano diamonds,

sublimed fullerenes):

reality checks itself against

futurities too small to detect.

"Spectral barcodes:

what makes these have color

is the absence of particles."

Equal access:

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I move

to keep things whole.

to pair a phrase,

ART/(SLASH!)/SCIENCE

(obsolete—perform,
or else—as the nano-
object). Something sounds...

beneath the skin

Mayan technology, trans_
patent tales:

David & Goliath,
swallowed by the whale

"flash of voice,"
fractal fabric-

the deed
(like the need)
nodally quickens.

Gather dispersal,
redistribution

(nano x nano).

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Ariel perspective:

"O wonder! How many
goodly creatures
are there here!"

The absence of field,

the occasion,

"How beauteous—
'consensual opacities'—
mankind (sic) is!":

"O brave new world that has"

confabulations in
deconstructive cohabitation,

"a history of the future" filling in
the blanks ________ ...

as we speak: "such people in it!"

Miranda, Prospero, Caliban...

(Why did the universe tip

CON-
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TION

to the side of the particulate,

matter?) "Like a rainbow or
a water droplet," reality

checks itself against virtu-
alities too small to detect:

the absence of field,
the present's presence.