インターネットとイントラネットによる現象学

phenomenology


Alan Sondheimがイントラネットやインターネットなどのネットワーク環境の登場によって考察した、現象学をnettimeで公開した。nettimeは営利目的でない場合は転載自由ということであるから、ここに全文を掲載する。ただし、データベース管理上問題になる文字は近い文字に変換し、URLはリンクするように設定した。また、このレポートをどのように読むかは読者自身で判断して欲しい。

Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:34:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Alan Sondheim
To: nettime-l@bbs.thing.net
Subject: phenomenology
Sender: nettime-l-request@bbs.thing.net
Reply-To: Alan Sondheim

-
phenomenology

intranet net internet: the middle term as an intersecting node, mobile within the latter, and the phenomenological horizon within the former.

model the internet on a sphere; there are no end-points, no dead-ends, no terminals. or rather, the terminals, dead-ends, end-points are thick like the irrationals on the continuum - everywhere across the globe.

who, why, when, where, what, how: interrogatives which traditionally appear in relation to events within classical space time: where / when for example presuppose a discrete occurrence located within a cartesian grid.

now _where_ is moot: everywhere and nowhere, tied to the ontology of data. _when_ is a stuttering legacy of routers which may or may not possess a discrete origin on the emission spread, dissemination.

_who_ likewise, referencing one or many or a spread across individuals, often remains indeterminate; think of _doxa_ or the _they._ but think as well of _which,_ choosing among an already predetermined collectiv-ity, and the problematic of _which_ online.

_what_ likewise presupposes a discrete _phenomenon, _ which may be class- ically described; _what_ on the net references, instead, a_weather_ with immersed observers, participants, or unknowns.

_how_ stutters, like when, through microworlds, microprotocols and pro- grams. _how_ is a also a collectivity, based on heuristics, prompt-line and other commands, pathways through wires and atmospheres.

_why_ is dependent in the first place, on first places, causes and ef-fects, interrogatives and answers fulfilling the gap left by the uplift of the question. _why_ works autonomically in the small, loses its reason in the large.

how, what, why, when, where, who, lose their _face_ among the implicate order of the networked worldings. with the loss of the _face,_language adjusts poorly to the real, physical, virtual, problematic, alter.

think of the autonomic world or anorectic world, the symbolic cast as centrifugal residue against intermachinations of kernels, world into worlds, ontological identities transformed into epistemological equival- ences.

think of intranet [ net [ internet, the series without beginning or end-ing at either end of these spectral disturbances. think of organization or articulation traveling the wires, mutually-adjusting protocols or agents. think of multiply-connected riemannian spheres.


(as a concrete example - look at the _emission_ in relation to what has been traditionally a classical _election_ or _voting procedure_ in the united states - as if there were a clean and proper resolution at the end of what is, increasingly, a _mess._)

--

# distributed via : no commercial use without permission
# is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
# collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
# more info: majordomo@bbs.thing.net and ''info nettime-l'' in the msg body
# archive: URL(http://www.nettime.org) contact: nettime@bbs.thing.net