"The channel “Elemental Computation” subverts how we define and explore the material relationships of computers and the environment. Technologic dissonance controls and denies us understanding of the present world around us, a by-product of this human-nature divide. The constant pursuit of human centric qualia further distances us from the innate elemental properties on which computation relies — computation is not an extension of nature but rather part of nature itself. We can deliberately engage with the strategic metaphors that serve to legitimize abstract techno landscapes and their inhabitants: The cloud, internet of things, and the desktop utilize our understanding of the physical world to ground us in familiarity, but without consequence." -- Jon Chen

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