Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Munchy Jumble in Sub-Orca Space
The version of sub-orca space that appears most often in popular culture presupposes fragmented mirror-worlds joined together at various angles to create endless sequences of recursive visual echoes. In this model, Euclidean notions of three-dimensional space are complicated not only by the popular post-relativity conception of time as a non-spatial dimension that nonetheless affects spatial coordination and self-location, but also by the addition of a new, contextual component, which, like its temporal predecessor, complicates the notion of placing a body within a specific set of physical parameters while similarly resisting categorization as a spatial array unto itself.
The dematerialization of the physical object and its replacement by an agreed-upon arrangement of electrons has facilitated the concurrent placement of physical objects in a virtually infinite number of places at once. The thing, which exists solely in the past, senses itself as a traditional substance, but for the rest of the world, viewed as it is through the lense of the far-off future, it has been transformed into an endlessly shifting metonym. The autonomous object is thusly shattered into a field of countless, tiny, reflective shards, each of which acts as a vehicle for the information contained within the long-collapsed--yet still visible husk of its former self.