Settle for nothing: materializing the digital

Martijn Stevens


This article explores the behaviour of subatomic particles in order to reconceptualize the presumed non-being or ‘nothingness’ of the digital. Drawing attention to the imperceptible yet creative forces at play in the subatomic universe inside electronic circuits, it advocates an appreciation of non-organic life forms as well as the more-than-human forces that constitute matter or – to be more precise – the process of materialization.


digital media; nothingness; materialization; affect


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