A spectre is haunting #CaveTwitter — the spectre of patchwork. […]
Xenogothic is animating the conversation about patchwork in important ways lately, and I usually find nothing to complain about in his explorations and observations. Moreover, his clear and concise work on this concept/project/discourse is an enormous help with my own endeavors to bring theory into practice. This is confirmed in the following passage, which mirrors my own interest and reminds me that the notion is not just a fashionable concept, but a speculative and actionable opportunity:
Patchwork is… an idea that must linger in the mind of any unconditional accelerationist, as that which haunts the bourgeois class. Where it differs, perhaps, from the Communism of 1848, is that, today, everyone seems to fear fragmentation, on both the left and the right.
The right love their corporate monopolies. The left love their globalism — that diamond in the rough of the legacy of imperialism. The idea that both might be washed away is an idea that haunts both. It’s a project which, at this stage, necessitates a rethinking of our imposed realities at levels currently under-explored.
And that’s the crux of my interest in patchwork. That’s it.