Quantum Entanglement

Whitney Stark

Material impositions do not heed human understandings of closeness of spacetime. Particles, with no recognized connection or force across spacetime, can be of the same body; that is, what is considered as one is affected in correlation when what is considered as the other is affected. They know. They are inseparable, inextricable. They do something exceptional of influencing each other; they are the multiplicity of intersectionality (intra-sectionality?). There is a familiality, a non-linear kinship of closeness, across, beyond (?), outside (?). When one bodied of those connections (let us say, the body of raciality) is affected, a bodied quantumly entangled with it (let us say, the body of gendering) is affected in correlation. Not individual entities, but a system that cannot be agentially cut up so simply, not even for a quickly localized or specific understanding.

synonym: intersectionality, connectivity, inextricable, closeness, bodily, nonlinear continuum
antonym: individual, disconnect, fetishize, linearity
hypernym: connection, collapse of spacetime, system
hyponym: connection, coalition, kinship, partners, comrades

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

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With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

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Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

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New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

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New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

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New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


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COST Action IS1307

New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’

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