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The word as hyperobject

The mutation of the programming languages from the world that defines only by decomposing into elementary verbs, to the one that describes the objects - the action being implicitly an essential quality of the defined category -, allows a new vision of the word, which is ideationally richer than the simple focussing on the imperatives. "Fiat lux" thus becomes a potency of the divine, which can not be transferred from the creator to the created but by means of extreme particularization or by occasional borrowings.

So, after a long domination of the verbal appearance, the noun becomes – as it should have been from the beginning and not only in a subconscious way - a primordial element generating, by its mere emergence, the long series of the features embodying it. Consequently, the text imposed to computer converts from a simple list of actions to a complex room with beings who may or may not respond or who may even take initiatives by some predefinitions according to the author’s will. By modifying the concept, Pygmalion inspires life itself.

A second revolution within the world of the word is the courage to legalize the concept of hypertext, by globally taking into account an object that is apparently stiffed inside a series of characters, as we call it. For a long time, we associated the text with a series of series of signs, not always inspired approximations of phonemes that are far more complex. The links were intuitively made, without breaking the context of some associations unanimously admitted and somehow legalized. For instance, poetry "accompanied by music", image associated with a literary work, epics shown as images by simply using cartoons or movies, and we may put an end here. The hypertext offers the possibility of a n-dimensioned development, without somehow conditioning the form of the hyperword by "it is possible" – this referring to the artistic assortments well received by the audience. No longer disposed in a sequence, the rooms are now intersectable and accessable. More over, the interaction is defined by equally relegating to particular or to general.

The voluntary lack of symmetry, the possible n-directionality, the requirement to instantly define other objects, which are complementary by antagonism or by completeness are strict qualities of the word as hyperobject and not of a fractal generation that is reduced, in spite of its magnificence, to a simple ADN characteristic. The hypertext does not integrally incorporate itself but it is merely a starting point into an infinite variation; it is actually the rational model of an universal Ego that can only incorporate itself by canceling. If we can assimilate a series of genetic information to a conditioned "if", the hypertext, made by included objects that are not necessarily reduced to representations, recreates the biblical paradox of disentangling  by the extroversion of the elements of the self and, - why not? – sets up the free will.

Dan Iancu

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