Resonant Frequencies: Writing in a Feedback Loop — Tomas Andel

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