[I]f all the future is already given in the past, if the future is merely that modality of time where previously determined possibilities become realized, then true innovation is impossible. To avoid this mistake … we must struggle to model the future as truly open-ended
and not our desires for wooden enclosures?
and algorithmic contingency, a gathering of vacillations and vibrations,the becomings of subtle change, a momentary narrative coherence that is a life
a dog will barka child will sweat fitfully in sleep
a signal will crossa bird will drop its stone
a fire will burn upon smooth rocksthe waters will rise
the light will flickera window will open
"How can we conceptualize this continuous variation at work within a language?" (p. 94).
Due to a proliferation of attention, my child's flesh failed to thrive. Throughout their long final days, we collectively held their bodies in our arms. I remember feeling the thin energy flushing through the skin, the subtle shimmer of their cellularity like evening lights among poplar leaves, while the infinite points of their attention roved and coursed robustly in weatherlike patterns and so rapidly and in so many directions that the patterns became intricately confused and comingled. In the end, intelligibility dispearse and the child as I knew them died" (Horst, 2022, p. 44)