chapter  19
Imperceptible Perceptions in Our Technological Modernity
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When a new technological medium enters the world, we tend to think the world of it. I We identify it with the world, and imagine it brings the different parts of the world together like never before. You might say that a new medium provokes a certain boundary confusion. And since boundaries remain important as a way of making sense of things, in everyday life as in politics, conscious defenses against impurity are constantly erected, even while borders are being dissolved via markets and technology.2 A now little-read volume provides engaging reflections on the character of this misdirected defense.