The Cosmos, Echoed: tracing parallels in myth, the fetish, and intention in a digital cosmos
Like our ancestors who faced the unexplained forces of nature in their daily lives, we are living in a world that is increasingly unexplainable. Faced with a non-concrete technological plane and an imminent reality of cyborg man, we now ask the same questions of our ancestors, but directed towards a different, digital cosmos. This essay traces parallels in myth, the fetish, and intention, questioning their task when forming a new digital world. Traditionally, fetishism and myth were subject to a renegotiation of their power or meaning. Why then, do we not subject the digital cosmos to this same renegotiation?