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https://transmediale.de/content/molecular-sex-and-polymorphic-sensibilities

Molecular Sex - J. Bruckner

  • Sensibility
  • sensorium
  • relations
  • queer future - In maintaining refuges and spaces for undisciplined, wild, and unruly forms of life and knowledge, homes for inverts and techno-queer microbes and life-forms should be included too.
  • micropolitics of the sensible
  • molecular operational processes—as a ‘microphysics of the unconscious
  • based on technological and bacterial merging, rather than the reproductive ability of organic creatures
  • The reproductive systems of many creatures allow them to change sex or reproduce by cellular division. Queer new worlds are inadvertently being birthed from the human quest for alien, synthetic pleasures.
  • it interacts with intersex persons, since molecular gene research has discovered that the future of sex determination involves an array of sexual variations and practices rather than a binary structure.
  • As an animal without a brain, being and knowing, materiality and intelligibility, substance and form collapse into one another. When at risk of capture, a brittle star breaks off the threatened body part and then regrows it.
  • Wolbachia trade genes with different species, blurring the boundaries between self and other.
  • She proposes that matter is ‘characterized by self-touch—by the interaction of the particle with the surrounding electromagnetic field or virtual particles, which it itself generates and destroys—and in which it “comes into contact with the infinite alterity that it itself is.”15’ Touching and experiencing are thus regarded as the essence of what constitutes matter. This concept of matter always includes alterities—the virtual, the unpredictable—and requires ‘recognition of our responsibility towards the infinity of the other.’
  • Plastics do not biodegrade; they break apart, becoming smaller and smaller but remaining integral to themselves while affecting the world. These agential cuts, the micro-revolutionary formations, enact the possibilities of situational responses, which indeed produce the capability for responsibilities in each individual constellation of particles. A micro-revolutionary practice thus presupposes plural acts of becoming responsible/response-abilities. Matter, or to be more precise, our relation to our affective machines and substances, crystallizes a ‘densification of the ability to react, to respond.’<a href="https://transmediale.de/content/molecular-sex-and-polymorphic-sensibilities#footnote20_1ql1z0e">20</a>

In more general terms, bodies and their social relations are structured by pre-symbolic or nonhuman forces—forces that are constructed as competing micro-agencies. These subjects are bodies of multiplicities, as they are diffracted across space, time, and realities. Their embodiment is their situational embedment in the environment as well as their interaction with it, as an embodied cognition.

  • It pushes at the limits of the human sensorium and invents technological prostheses that now have the capacity to disorganize, reconfigure, and redistribute sensible relations and the patterns with which subjects comprehend the <a href="http://world.It">world. It</a> pushes at the limits of the human sensorium and invents technological prostheses that now have the capacity to disorganize, reconfigure, and redistribute sensible relations and the patterns with which subjects comprehend the world.
  • Algorithms increasingly penetrate the micro- and nanostructures of our physical, artificial, and sexual bodies, to provide data sets for further economic and political applications. For example, biological material is used to explore the genetic engineering of sex and citizenship.