Hyperstitions are nonlinear complications of epistemology, based upon the sensitivity of the object to its postulation. The hyperstitional object is no mere figment of ‘social constuction’, but it is in a very real way ‘conjured’ into being by the approach taken to it.
In the After Corona Era, Aloe Vera Institute aims to follow in the tracks and take as seriously as a Jocus severus what one might in a blink of an eye consider the survival of the cheapest, fully automatic reflex repost, untought (via N. Katherine Hayles) reblog or maleficient shitposting.
Afterimages with a life and a miasma of their own, temporarily sequenced & retrieved here from the incessantly nourishing boglands of online data swamps. Such online ignis fatuus call us from afar and ask for brief but sustained attention. Aloe Vera Institute will go down this dank Hades, scuba-dive amongst corals of meta-meta-meta-ironical floatsome jetsome memetics and find a moment of quiet recollection for the utter improbable and the unnerving. It will not dissect or let itself be bothered by meaning, sense, interpretation, but follow closely their imaginative echoes and their art of consequences (Isabelle Stengers).
Logo of the lynx is made by Sasha Bandi.