The world(s) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy creates is one that embraces all the differences of singularities by suspending fixed meanings and significations. These singularities join together in a ‘present’ moment, a ‘now’ that can not be represented. Guide’s humor distributes itself through the concrete sphere of meaning and any subjective position that holds meaning and representation dissolves. Egos are decentralized, disseminating in another sphere created by the realization of the absurdity of our commonsense which says our meanings as well as meaning giving mechanisms are fixed.
In Douglas Adams' work, humor becomes an accident machine. It produces the effect and even the event of a crash. In the crash there is nothing but the event/coincidence itself.
Towards a Politics of the Ecstatic (a verbal essay) - Some thoughts on a government and political discourse that doesn't seek to legislate the good or the profit motive but seeks to create the conditions of...
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