The techno-digital environments in which humans are increasingly enmeshed appear magical: machines think, inanimate objects communicate, and data takes on a life of its own. This landscape of smart technology, virtual reality, and hybrid body-machines contains within it a nexus of human users, objects, corporations, and other entities. While the infrastructure of this milieu is primarily guided by the logic of capital, it also remains open and flexible in ways that allow for acts of subversion and escalates the blurring of boundaries between subject and object, human and non-human, organic and inorganic.
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