Noon — A biannual magazine which explores art and commerce in contemporary culture

Noon is a biannual magazine which explores art and commerce in contemporary culture

Rosemary Kirton

Mythologising An Algorithm

MYTHOLOGISING AN ALGORITHM

‘People exercise a high degree of selectivity with respect to their social relations and their spiritual preferences; technology, in the form of the Internet, is a tool that can enhance selectivity and centralise it as a strategy for being in the world. One can avoid a great deal that is deemed ‘unpleasant’ and still have contact with fellow human beings. Or one may role play with the knowledge that there is not much risk attached.’ [1] Or one may role play with the knowledge that there is some risk attached.

Fear of My Orifices

‘She might not have known why it worked but she knew that it did.... You’d have seen a very common sight, outside any womans dairy, all her dairy utensils lined up in the sun...’ [2]