the brain is a hybrid machine. / a parallel circuit splayed across clumped dendrite
branches, paper, billboard, touch-sensitive screen, / across biological brain / and
non-biological circuitry. / paper multiplies computational power through
convenient symbol manipulation. / between the brains are the engines / begging
how brain archives / —to clipboard / libraries are hard drives. / silicone
exponentiates computational power—libraries are slow-churning hive minds.
Tomas Andel is a writer, musician, and multimedia improviser with a BA in English from the University of Alberta. His interests lie at points where textuality, sound, mindfulness, chance, and the digital arts intersect. Find him at tomandel.com