Includes text from A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism & Schizophrenia by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (trans Brian Massumi), Athlone Press (1988), originally published as Mille plateaux, volume 2 of Capitalisme et Schizophrénie, Les Éditions de Minuit (1980).
Music is The 15th by Fischerspooner from the album #1 on Capitol Records (2001)
- I have often thought, travelling by railway, when between the dark underground stations the lads and errand boys bend over the scraps of badly printed paper, reading fearful tales – I have often thought how much better it would be if they were doing what I may call, ‘communing with space.’ ‘Twould be of infinite delight, romance and interest; far more than those tawdry papers, with no form in themselves or their contents.
- And yet, looking at the same printed papers, being curious, and looking deeper and deeper into them with a microscope, I have seen that in splodgy ink stroke and dull fibrous texture, each part was definite, exact, absolutely so far and no farther, punctiliously correct; and deeper and deeper lying a wealth of form, a rich variety and amplitude of shapes, that in a moment leapt higher than my wildest dreams could conceive.
Charles Hinton, Many Dimensions (1885).
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