Saturday, September 26, 2009

I Command Thee: Into the Light, My Hidden Thoughts

Is Mind Tool-ism a kind of self-exorcism (the practice of evicting spiritual entities from a person), or is it a kind of enema of the mind? Both are driven by the anxiety to drive out that which is hidden, or blocks circulation... Is it an anal fascination to gaze at our insides, to play with our shit, to organize the hidden stuff our cranial entrails?

Recall from our Design Thinking reader this bit from Baudrillard:

Here we have the basis for a character profile of technical civilization: if hypochondria is an obsession with the circulation of substances ...a mental hypochondriac... someone obsessed with the perfect circulation of messages...

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