me hut journal march - 2002  


march 6
I've been reading a number of disparate sources that have to do, more or less, with Lyotard's comment to the effect that perhaps at the heart of what it is to be human is not the 'human' but the 'inhuman' (or the unhuman). This is a thought that cuts dangerously across many areas (and hence can't be a 'new' thought, i.e., a thought borne of the many excesses of contemporary technology). Indeed, it ranges across history and disciplines, as well as sentiments, desires, wishes, and fears.
For some people, the most fervent desire is to achieve more humaness, a quality which at first glance