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**From:** Alan Sondheim <sondheim@panix.com>

**To:** Cyberculture <cyberculture@zacha.org>

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**Date:** Mon, 30 May 2005 18:55:42 -0400 (EDT)

| an absolute burst or vertical signal in the for of + within an otherwise quiescent mode. 0/1 or Kronecker delta? onset and damping 0; at x = y of infinite +/-? this doesn't matter; give it the prominence of a spike. what happens to energy at a well-defined frequency? close in and quantum effects appear. the spike is a trigger. what is the response time? the speed, not the half-life, of particle decay? dear mathematical physicist, you see I do not know what I am talking about. I am only certain that this spike plays a role in the phenomenology of the analogic and digital. analogic as adjectival; digital the same, as discrete, binary. or such of the discrete that has a modus operandi as binary. consider the factory or configuration of the digital, its appearance as governing artifacture at a particular moment in civilization - when it is realized that the analogic may be _scanned._ but the digital is not always constructed, as the collapse of the wave equation implies. or rather it is always constructed - always an _action_ - but not necessarily an artifacture or technological production - which have teleology in mind. what are the nature/s of the spikes in very low frequency radio for example? is the (natural) digital always the result of a _collapse_? these (naive) questions are on the tip of the tongue, so to speak - an array. and dear mathematical physicist, i hope you will be able to listen to the musings of an unaffiliated artist / theorist, who is trying to get it right, but may not always succeed.