What is the state and role of politics when so many relations are no longer connected to the business of the polis, per se? When memes, direct transmission and submission to information, and clearly stratified virtual groups based around specialized interests dictate our physical gathering places, fashion, and our actions in the physical world, is politics then a euphemism for the balance and hierarchy established by our virtual selves acted out with the pomp of fabric and insignia in meatspace, or is it completely disengenuous, containing not even metaphorical value? Constantly in touch, never falling away, never moving on, our smaller cells of association stand the test of time and do more to dictate our actions than adherence to the general project of city planning and civility have done. Have we moved on to a guerilla cellular form of politics? Cellitics?
Now Playing Trigger Hippie from the album “Who Can You Trust?” by Morcheeba