Portland notes 2 – Ghost in the machine

links to noise

at some point a trace cannot be distinguished – figure ground problem.  The ground can be viewed as noise and the trace -signal.

link also to forensics

Traces can be linked to narrative – a positivist view of history – evidence.

The spectre is associated with noise (haunted media)  breakdown or technology

Ghost in the machine.

Spectrality – Disputed chronology – neither present nor absent

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