From the official call:
We suggest “2012-2017: Host Architectures and Expressive Ecologies” as the working title of this particular plateau, a project in which the complete English-language text of A Thousand Plateaus is converted to a wiki-based application. In this latest “death of the author” incarnation, community members would then have a five-year window in which to freely edit, change, remix, translate, illustrate, update, recompose, define, hyperlink, or otherwise reconstruct the text.
Decay, excise, churn, flourish, proliferate. You can imagine where things might lead from here.
Though by no means an exhaustive list, some of the questions this project might address include: What will this movement between communication modes resemble at the end of the experiment? How will the elements of smooth and striated interplay both within the technological form itself and the content generated within? Which elements are included or not included for instantiating the editing process: images? endnotes? index? publication history?
I particularly dig the idea of a ecologies that are themselves expressive, desirous. This feels already like an update of the machinic desire: Now we are writing of worlds as machines, and machine as worlds; of course the writing itself could take on either or both of these forms…
What about generating theoretical texts via wiki or blog? I know this process had some impact on the evolution of Cyclonopedia. Recently, our own art has turned more theoretical, and our theoretical efforts more machinic. We begin art on Google Docs and work as a group, using agreed-upon constraint (certain archives, certain questions). This has only been fruitful. Channeling our own thought, assembling a new ecology each time (or at least, that is the goal).
Perhaps enduring ecologies migrate from world to world, via technics, escaping the deaths that ecosystems must face. The logos finally escapes the world and vice versa, per Baudrillard. Per D&G, the world reterritorializes onto any discussion of it. We must be more wiki (quick) than the process of rigidification…