Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Is Flu a Hyperobject?

Someone asked me this recently. Yes, why not? You experience its local manifestations, you require computation of whatever kind to plot it, it's massively distributed and so on.

In the old days epidemics were called miasmas. They became visible as societies became more static due to agrilogistics.

In a sense miasmas are the first hyperobjects for humans.

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