Posts Tagged ‘ufo’


Progression of the Damned

July 9, 2010

Shadow figures occupy the margin of foresight and may in fact be closer than they appear.  UFOs,  airships, orbs, angels and other ominous aerial phenomena have flanked the borderlines of technoculture and the imagination for centuries, obscuring access to an over-burdened future as part of protocol in their line of guardianship.

Remediating themselves stylistically to stave off obsolescence, they struggle to remain buoyed between the recent past and immediate future, while incessantly messaging the mess-age with sage advice on eco-ethics and modes of reasonable maintenance.  In most cases they are jettisoned back to the dubiously unforseeable future by visionary cranks, while behind the scenes their craft are apprehended, reverse engineered and hardened into commodity-forms. As evidenced, claim some, in the emergence of the transistor following the Roswell incident, economic value is generated on account of startling novelty as much as innovative impact.

Turn around is fairplay and abductions may well be explained in relation, ala the energy web schemes of Immortality, Inc, potentially.  But furthermore it is worth noting that there is a healthy grey market that concerns the coming and goings of these otherworldly apparitions. Determined to mitigate the radical monopoly on catastrophic form that is captained by the storm of Progress, the assorted angels of history have formed uneasy alliances in the informal sector, remembering that an elastic defense is essential in an era of flexible accumulation.

Detrimental robots, holed up in the hollow of the Earth have experienced a boon in recycling of e-waste associated with negligent Titans and, in some cases, Atlantans.  This has led to assorted disturbances on the surface, on the other hand.  Elsewhere, redolent of a winking prank, millions of discarded copies of Atari’s “E.T.” game cartridge were buried outside of Roswell, NM.

Like Flying Dutchmen, the angels of history are going nowhere fast while doing their best to proffer pertinent portents of doom. Hidden in plain foresight, a progression of wreckage is blinded by future influence?


Discontinued Futures

July 5, 2010

While antennae will likely remain fashionable and functional, extra-terrestrials with enormous brains will certainly be an endangered species in near-future network culture.  A strange survival from a discontinued future, an evolution short-circuited by the rise of the outboard brain.

Network realists and assorted green-collar workers will more readily glom onto the fossil fuel of the Frankenstein mythos as a retro-cause célèbre, championing the interchange of brains, recombinant aesthetics and upcycling initiatives found meandering in the nostalgic whimsy of the (Alter)Modern Prometheus.


Murmurs of Dearth

June 18, 2010

“Wherever streams of consciousness and electrons converge in the cultural imagination, there lies a potential conduit to an electronic elsewhere” -J.Sconce, Haunted Media

Ethereal power streams with confluent tributaries of revenue and waste are not uncommon flows within the Metaphortean morass.  Within this marsh-like expanse, a dredging up tomorrow’s tech failures, as so curiously dramatized in the sinking of  “progress“, a de-orbited space vessel bloated with garbage plunged into the Pacific off the coast of Christmas island circa 2007. A perverse mode of allegory, all told!

Cargo cultivation may yet materialize around any manner of orbital debris as the pinball wizardry of Kessler’s Syndrome runs its course.  Hardcore archivo-futurists drool over dramaturgies latent in the Voyager Golden Record, an alienated artifact, and a speculative example of future influence, to be discussed presently.

Of interstellar recordings, preparations, shakedown and maiden flight within the Voyager probe, circa 1977 much could be discussed. Of particular import is this project’s encounter with a retrocausal kernel of influence, or, in etymological terms: a streaming ethereal power from the stars that acted upon it’s character (etymonline)

Effect: last minute delays are encountered in task of acquiring clearances for copyrighted images. Murmurs of dearth, of information impoverishment and other ostensibly “ghosted” queries emergent on tips of tongues tied up over then recently codified acts including, but not limited to, fair use.

Cause: a retro-active emanation from the future invention of Creative Commons licenses which, in the long run (40,000 years +/-), aims to prevent any number of orphaned works or other proprietary issues in the outer reaches of our solar system, and beyond!

It is not inconceivable that this always already outmoded offering will be but an anomalous blip in some off-world above ground mining campaign. An out-of-place artifact amidst cellphone circuitry and other gold-laden electronic waste; its contents of secondary concern to local eScrap initiatives.


Gray Areas Persist

June 7, 2010

My camera has face detection ability so  I point at the clouds and wait for glitches to become craft.  Humorous phases of funny faces, assorted atmospheric beasts mug for this algorithmic assist.  Elsewhere this might be called glitchcraft, or, a variant on cloud computing wherein one is engaged in the querying of a database imaginary.

Prying open a can of worms is accomplished in reflecting on the tinny containment of fishes, or of fishy formal concerns for tinplate residuals.  One might, in other words, go about wandering and wondering in the shadow of salmon canneries specifically, future influence generally.  All this upon encountering an anomalous form protruding from watery depths on an otherwise unassuming summer evening in western Washington.

To call the causal agent  in this scenario a “design object,” is inappropriate, but still a by-product of industrial design processes, it is.  As pictured above, a hardened blobject in Bellingham’s South Bay, meteoric in appearance, and so swathed in an inaudible hum of suggestive correspondences including any number of fast-approaching conflagrations and otherworldly imaginings.

Future influence employs the curious mechanics of  backwards causation, or, in layman’s terms: effects occurring before their causes.  This is not easy data to parse,  redolent of reverse-engineering fiascoes, remediation at its limit stages, a cargo cult in waiting?  This anomalous meteoric thing was asserted by a local historian to be an excessive accumulation of scrap tin, a pile-up dating back to the heyday of the fish canneries in western Washington over a century ago.

Today, a retrocasuality of retrocausality it is, in effect.  Uncanny, and of canneries.  Gray areas Persist.


Semionautical Almanac (excerpt)

March 16, 2010


The Aegis of Bigfoot

March 3, 2010

Free-style geohacking promises new forms of optical anomaly, blobsquatch 2.0 and assorted celestial disturbances.  Meanwhile, low tech drug subs dodge the authorities under the aegis of Bigfoot, if not sea-dwelling cryptids proper!

A typology of objects unseen and in transit is circulating impatiently, hovering outside of declassified docs, Hubble hubris, and off-world claims. UFOs to the wayside, an accounting for unidentified submerged objects (USOs) entertaining oceanic metaphors so as to annex with etheric flows.

The Caleuche, ghost ship surfacing and submerged, piloted by partying dead, frequented by sorcerers, capable of hiding itself in form of driftwood.

Echoes and mirror-forms: Flying Dutchmen, Fata Morgana and, or polar mirages occupying surface sightings.

See also: artifacts on a Google map, anomalies in screen worlds.  Information that wants to be aloof– the cliched camoflage claim in the Metaphortean milieu.

The belated, still mysterious, bloop, not to discount UFOs that crash land at sea, hydrospheric disturbances.


Derelict Dirigibles

February 5, 2010

Victorian airships provided precursors to the saucer craze, but these elder statesmen of anomaly are flying dutchmen nowadays, technoculturally obsolete, nowhere to land.

UFOs have a propensity for mooching mind space, if not other sites, on which they can crash. Adaptive strategies echoed awkwardly by NASA lunacy in recent months.   In his book Virtual Realism, cybertheorist Michael Heim frames extra-terrestrials as fully technologized versions of our selves.  Far off, future versions of us returned to present day Earth. Are these future selves terrorizing today with tomorrow’s tech-failures, depositing futuristic forms of obsolescence outside of their own world?

Derelict dirigibles, abandoned trajectories, discontinued futures idling like so many orphaned works. Orphaned works are denied free status, persisting peripherally, out of grasp, their authors ambiguous or unknown. Unidentified, flying or otherwise moving objects are seldom more obliging, but circulate impressively as ideas, rumors, myths. Writes Thomas Jefferson two centuries back: “The moment [an idea] is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one.”  Ethnographic research continues elsewhere on Network Realism,  an amplification of vernacular knowledge structures, a followup to folklore in an age of pervasive computing.

Terrestrial agents, meanwhile, have made wild-eyed claims on ideas, that intellectual property is no different than physical property. Much more pronounced forms of possession have afflicted alien abductees. Conspiracy theory may be the shadow side of Network Realism, or perhaps conspiracy theory is what the network realist does at night?


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