Lost in Transition

June 28th, 2007 | Category: Meta

This part of my interview with Eugene Thacker from last year has been haunting my attempting-to-sleep head lately:

If metaphors are concepts that we forget are metaphors, then it seems important to remind ourselves of the tropic nature of such central concepts as the genetic “code.” Not only does this invite us to think otherwise (to think about alternative metaphors), but it is also an invitation to rethink the entire relation between metaphor and materiality itself.

I’ve been thinking very hard lately about these two spaces: the space where we acknowledge the metaphor and that we’re using it, and the space beyond, where the metaphor obsolesces into general usage. One piece on here speaks to the former, and another gets at the latter, but the transition between the two is what I want to grasp next.

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