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“Perhaps a state of being, whether attained or acquired, is a set of coordinates that give out position here with respect to there.”
- Dick Higgins (didnt manage to double check that one, extracted from McKenzie Wark's Dispositions)

“One never maps a territory that one doesn’t contemplate appropriating.”
- Le Comité invisible, Fuck off Google

"The opposite of the local isn't the global; it's the virtual.”

“The global is indeed so not opposed to the local that the global in fact produces the local. The global only refers to a certain distribution of differences based on a norm that homogenizes them all. Folklore is the effect of cosmopolitanism. If we don't know the local as something truly local, it ends up being a little mini global whole. The local appears to the extent that the global makes itself possible and necessary. Going to work, going shopping, travelling far away from home; that's what makes the local something truly local; otherwise it would be - much more modestly - merely the place you live in. “

"By drawing a diagram, a ground plan of a house, a street plan to the location of a site, or a topographic map, one draws a "logical two dimensional picture." A "logical picture" differs from a natural or realistic picture in that it rarely looks like the thing it stands for. It is a two dimensional analogy or metaphor - A is Z"
Robert Smithson

“The map is not the network.”
"It could be more interesting, then, not simply to look at the map but at what desires network mapping is trying to satisfy. If cartography has in the past been linked to imperial conquests of space, what space is there left today to conquer; the space between the nodes or even the space of all potential connections and links to be made?"
- Anna Munster & Geert Lovink, Theses on Distributed Aesthetics. Or, What a Network is Not