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The story you're reading is a work of theory-fiction based on the concept of 'pataphysiscs' and/or 'hyperstition' where the characters and events, real or fictional, are considered equally existent sources of change in our reality.


This project is the practical continuation of my MA thesis Out-of-Hardware Experience: Consciousness and Software where software is understood in its capacity to provide a spatio-temporal matrix on top of which a self can experience a new phenomenal world. Furthermore, at the end of the thesis I introduce the concept of 'language maze' as the intertwining of languages intended as all the symbolic signifiers which characterize both humans and machines symbolic grounds. Ilinx is the practical attempt to represent this theories, a new world of experience existing in the convergence of consciousness and software, of natural languages and computer codes.


Main Narrative

The story of Ilinx takes place in the (theory-)fictional universe created by the Cybernetic Culture Research Units (CCRU) which is itself based on the fictional universe of H. P. Lovecraft. For the main narrative I've mostly re-edited and mixed Lovecraft's text 'The Call of the Cthulhu' with the part-2 of 'Ccru Writings 1997-2003' called 'Cthulhu Club' in the edition published by Time Spiral Press in 2015. The concept of ilinx, however, comes from a different source, the text 'Man, Play and Games' on game theory by Roger Caillois.



Bibliography [not complete]

  • H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of the Cthulhu
  • Ccru - Part-2 The Cthulhu Club [Ccru Writings 1997-2003]
  • Ccru - Flatlines [Ccru Writings 1997-2003]
  • Mark Fisher - Flatline Construct. Gothic Materialisma and Cybernetic Theory-Fiction
  • Nick Land - Hypervirus [Fanged Noumena]
  • Nick Land - Meltdown [Fanged Noumena]
  • Nick Land, Sadie Plant - Cyberpositive
  • Sadie Plant - The Future Loom
  • Sadie Plant - The Most Radical Gesture. The_Situationist International in a Postmodern Age
  • Alfred Jarry - Ubu Roi
  • Alfred Jarry - Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician
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  • George Bataille - Story of the Eye
  • Roger Caillois - Man, Play and Games
  • Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari - Desiring-Production [Anti-Oedipus [Capitalism and Schizofrenia]]
  • Norbert Wiener - God and Golems, Inc
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  • Warren Sturgis McCulloch - Aspiring into the Place of God [Embodiments of Mind]
  • Warren Sturgis McCulloch - Why the Mind is in the Head [Embodiments of Mind]
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  • William Burroughs - Ah Pook is Here
  • William Burroughs - Letters From a Master Addict to Dangerous Drugs
  • William Burroughs - The Electronic Revolution
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  • William James - Review of "The Anaesthetic Revelation and the Gist of Philosophy"
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  • Ted Nelson - Literary Machine
  • Ted Nelson - Computer Lib
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