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Post-Symbolic Stroll

This YouTube video reminds me both of David Blair's Wax: or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees and Chris Marker's San Soleil as well as Jaron Lanier's musings regarding post-symbolic communication.1 It's a powerful video with two parts, both of which aim to educate normal people about the language used by autistics.

In My Language (via)

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Baggs's computer-generated speech makes the point that normal persons would be skeptical that an autistic could produce such analysis in "our language." end of article

1 I don’t think Lanier was thinking about direct interaction with the physical world as depicted in Baggs's video. As a side note, I am also reminded of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's discussion of Judge Schreber and the schizo’s stroll (description of a passsage Georg Büchner’s Lenz) Anti-Oedipus (1-2, 4-5).
Works Cited

Deleuze, Gilles and Félix Guattari. Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983.

In My Language. Dir Amanda Baggs. 2007.
Sans Soleil. Dir Chris Marker. 1983.
Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees. Dir David Blair. 1991.



I'm so glad you posted this. I haven't done any reading on post-symbolic communication, but this video initiates me into thinking about language/communication in new ways . . .