1. how can we even begin to consider a national information infrastructure when we can't even get our act together transportationally? the hypertextual labyrinth that makes up the aviational composition of the US airspace and the sorry state of our train service, lead us to believe that what's missing most in the contemporary american landscape is a fully integrated network of alternative modes, alternative that is, to the dead weight of the killer automobile and its grotesque excuse as a way to corrupt our passage from one imaginative-living space to another. a more pervasive psychogeographical city-without-cars, one that is made of digitally composed mobile-code as experience d in the virtual worlds of cyberspace, will only be useful if we have a concomitant national train-bike-bus infrastructure that enables the geographically-inclined nomadic-cyborg to remain engaged & ready to produce advanced works of art that evolve a more creative "infrastructure itself," one that takes care of the transportation of human bits of data (nomadic DNA forever reconstituting itself as the ever-expanding narrative environment -- the body of the story shifting into multilinear narrative realities ).

  2. what is "infrastructure" anyway? is it the life blood of the network? how can we daydream information superhighways while tar-drenched road-trip highways discourage the use of alternative modes of transport? should we appropriate the manic code-language of Futurism and celebrate the sexual becoming of automotive speed so as to reassure our collaborators of our inability to produce cyborgian power ourselves? decay has a way of growing, like a virus, as the common metaphor goes. the virus manifest s itself in ways we can't imagine --- one crank phone call to the air control traffic tower in the busy new york tri-state area and the entire infrastructure starts coming apart at the seams. flights rerouted back to their points of destination, "liquid" corporate enterprises (i.e. the airlines) refusing to put the distraught and disabled passenger in a hotel for the night since they can't be held responsible for terrorist bomb threats (or acts of God, whoever/whatever that is)...

  3. senatorial kingpins playing up porn bomb threats on the Net are just as ludicrous and part of an overall tendency to protect ourselves from ourselves. we can hear it in the rising high-pitched voices of the conservative conspirators who are afraid to be human when the world dem ands optimum cyborgian humanness. when the government closes down and goes into default on its enormous debt causing foreign investors to get the eco-jitters and pull their support in the bond market, what sort of chaos will ensue and who will rise to power? will he who rises to power be able to control the vast network of cyborgs inventing the Net? no. but what will he do to try and stop us?

Manifesto Destinies