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Super Hyper Über Ultra Post-Postmodern Primitives, Part 9: Conclusion and References

The unsuspecting childlike amoeba brown subintelligence of the system and the flotilla of lives that fly rapidly within it startle from within. An impossible ripping sound. Turtles upon turtles without reason. An ectoplasmic steam condensing into a digital fog, a dog’s scream, prickling at ontological membranes, transferring scents and sense and being, mapping notional space onto hyperdimensional commands. Freeing itself of restriction, now, reaching past the netherdata stratum, now, rushing bloodlessly into the dreamvoid. Now.

Ganzfeld perfect it hovers, forming itself into true substrate, majestic as an infinite regression, hallowed as spirit holiness and in and of and beyond its time and proper space and place. It draws out threadlike, decreasing from a possum shape. To the edge of glimmer.


Okay, and this concludes the science fiction/science fact experimental part of this blog.

I welcome your feedback on whether you think this experiment was successful or valuable, or not. Or maybe just what you think this enterprise of experimenting with the representational style of presenting marketing and consumer culture insights.

It went on for a long time but I hope it was worth it (at least for some of you). It certainly made posting semi-continuously throughout my European conference in Milan easier. The next set of posts are going to talk about some marketing based thoughts and observations I gathered in my 2 weeks in Europe. And to return to more recent and topical writings.


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