Possible Bodies

BUT: an additional logical gate

Item number: 013
Item title: BUT: an additional logical gate
Year in which the item emerged culturally or was produced industrially: 2008, 2012
Entry of the item into the inventory: 11/2014
Activities in which the item participated: Relearn, GenderBlending

BUT-gate proposal reworked at Relearn 2016, Silk-screened by Kym Ward.

A proposal by ginger coons developed during GenderBlending (2014).

Download file: http://possiblebodies.constantvzw.org/inventory/files/LogicGates.pdf

"With abduction, it is possible to create semiotic chains (from non-signifying signs to meanings) driven by hypotheses that propose the best explanation from unknown situations. This could be a starting point for non-inferential practices, where materiality and truth are not the same, but both partake in a larger continuum of modes of reasoning (abduction-induction-deduction). In particular, the non-inferential use of technology seems crucial for reassessing the truth of our current situation, perhaps affording possibilities of decision and the collective determination of truths."

Antonia Majaca and Luciana Parisi, The Incomputable and Instrumental Possibility (2016) https://www.e-flux.com/journal/77/76322/the-incomputable-and-instrumental-possibility/)