Friday, February 1, 2019

Gilded With Infinite Variability: An Interview with Daniel Y. Harris

I am pleased to present this interview with Daniel Y. Harris. Along with being Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of X-Peri, a stream for high experimentalism, Harris is the author of numerous collections of xperimental writing. Topics covered here include the writing process, the evolution of his Posthuman Series, The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic (forthcoming from BlazeVOX [books]), a foray into the elusive "I" and "it," respectively, among others. Included in his responses, you will find select pieces from the Posthuman Series as well.

DCW: How long have you been working on The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic? What does your writing process look like?

DYH: The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic, Volume III (Manuscript), The Tryst of Thetica Zorg, Volume II (BlazeVOX, 2018) & The Rapture of Eddy Daemon, Volume I (BlazeVOX, 2016) are the oeuvre, to date, of my Posthuman Series, launched in 2016. The Posthuman series can be characterized as invoking a posthuman praxis, a shift in the humanistic paradigm and its anthropocentric Weltanschauung. Posthumanism’s epistemology is a post/meta/trans, enacted through its emergent ontology and critique of biocentrism. The xperimentalism at the center of my Posthuman Series is a lingua franca comprised of algorithms with rhizomatic outlines: dynamic, mutant, shifting.
The core trope of the Posthuman Series is the algorithm:  alteration of Middle English algorisme, from the Islamic mathematician, Arabic al-khuwārizmi, flourished a.d. 825 translated into Medieval Latin algorismus during the 12th century under the title Algoritmi de numero Indorum.
Computer algorithms such as the Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) and the High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC), examples of the common DDoS attack script, are the new phrankoi of an xperimental poiesis whose intent it is to create infinite variability as the new narrative. Algorithmics facilitate a siphoning from a canonic trajectory by launching an aporia at the center of a plurivocity, part totum simul and part anagnorisis.
The Posthuman Series is a praxis which seeks to reassemble the Western Canon as a malware maelstrom of over-competing algorithms and agons modelled on the arch-classic Horatian Ode, “Exegi monumentum aere perennius” (I have finished a monument more durable than bronze). This “bronze” is capable of translating a symbol as infecund as a two character Thai sequence into syncategorematic hyperlink. Via (λx.λy.(λz.(λx.z x) (λy.z y)) (x y)), a Turing automata, constructing a CGI with an fMRI scan, invents the new narrative with hexDump(“TELOUT”, buffer, len) using an HTTP electracy, melds prosody with an infernal machine of computer viruses: ILOVEYOU, Code Red, Melissa, Sasser, Zeus, Conficker, Stuxnet, Mydoom, CryptoLocker and Flashback. The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic is launched:


Anna Phylactic + Storm Worm + C_FILES = worm.c net.c hs.c
cracksome.c stubs.c (the cardiac protein troponin or the cardiac
         enzyme CK-MB) +OFILES = worm.o net.o hs.o crack
some.o stubs.o PCSK9, SORT1, MIA3, RAS1. 
GetFunctionFromK_ERN_EILlstrcmpiW); in these oneiric
LOGOI, a felix culpa’s remnant is redeemed. Hegirascopes tap
magog V_USE_RS. Droit pénal et cybercriminalité,
fek n-dimensional RFIDs. Cuboids spurt Terza Rima,
vnknowyng wiþ a scharp darte,
         Postcolonial hendecasyllables
sport our Onoma Eponymon in Draco+BOOL WINAPI
LPVOID lpReserved). Bz_11295_Mode1_A1.2_B1.0_C1.0
(Alpha=1.2 Beta=1.0 Gamma=1.0, disjecta membra’s
         Prometheus pyrphoros +STDAPI APIENTRY
DllGetClassObjectEx(int a1, int a2, int a3, int a4) as Cenobites
speak in Galatea 2.2. Centroid Gω = G(ω1,ω2,ω3)
by wefts a fine-abb’d Eblana flax, (pro anima famulae tuae)
pBaseAddr1 = 0, sternal and vertibral. AV shebrood feddog lungs
our Ancient Greek: νά, translit. ana, lit. ‘against’:
Øύλαξις, trans. phylaxis, ‘PROTECTION’.
The hash function multba : U [m] “Nunism” 4.6 found in sic
on the hic and nunc (Bergsson: chapter 3, p.2f.), beg letraset.
Offer caveats if(GetRandomModuleName(&sInfoBlock,
         szDebugModuleName) != 0) return
0 for Metametrica. On polypro film, skin pondus is stillicidio
or bemidbar in the rondeau. What rim ballast? (Aias), 430-3:
‘Aiai! Fig.115: Oval Process Public Beta for Lemarchand’s
Configuration’s artery spasm triggers Bezold
–Jarisch reflex. FTP:BASHLITE (otherwise here as Lizard
Stresser, Torlus, Gafgyt) in the Hebbian law: = 2sp2 − 4s
(s − b) p + 2s(s − b)2 + 2sq2 − 4rsq + 2sr2

The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic (Manuscript)
Volume III, The Posthuman Series, (1.0) 

By Algoritmi de numero Indorum, the Posthuman Series crosses the mulitversal periphery, but it does have algorithmic precursors in my oeuvre. In the seminal Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013), DRAKONs melt cryonicals—the bot blogoid inserts a SIM. In “Confessions of Blogger,” the blogoid “Add (s) a mix of theurgy/and hyperlink to neuts of gramme—I spin/henosis in blogland: neurons/in the wet gauze/of def, spores of tag—the zot in the stasis/ of the Web:/.” In The Bug in the Bait File, “An ecclesia of wings/enters ear/and net/Trojan or worm/replicates/deadlock by/a bit rot glitch/of a software gland/in a handle leak—.”
In The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), as deus ex machina, a cybot in the form of hypostasis declares “Faith is anemic, propane/blue—sulphur-pox:/kelvin or rankine, scaled to a thermodynamics/of absolute zero and zero/is the adiabat S = 0:/.” Cybot curves its oblique asymptote with E/N/C/R/Y/P/T/I/O/N “Limbic behavior occurring at the daemon bifurcation: the attracting/de-acting fpoint “collides” repelling period q-cycle −1.401155 or −0.1528 + 1.0397i#@endtime, volution function discrete/waxy non/post/ur/linear dynamical system: lap numbers of the iterates X-ray.”
Given the asumptōtos and misprision of the precursor, the protagonists of the Posthuman Series “Anna Phylactic,” “Thetica Zorg” and “Eddy Daemon” are comprised of a dramaturgy of postbiological AIs rendered as Miraibots and DDoS viruses. Each posthuman protagonist breaks away from hegemonic essentialism by augmenting traditional narrative forms with cybernetics, genomics, neural interfaces, algorithmics, molecular nanotechnology (MNT), whole brain emulation (WBE), IMs (instant messaging), IRCs (internet relay chat) and (MMORPGs) massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
In The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), Eddy Daemon emerges as the first mature posthuman protagonist in The Posthuman Series, simultaneously macranthropos, Shakespearean omniscient, self-overhearer and AI interface:    

Invokevirtual #16; //ethod java/io/PrintStream.println:(I)V

Nvokes an interface ethod on object objectref, whereas interface
ethod is identified by ethod reference index in constant poolix
(indeddyxbyte1 << 8 + indeddyxbyte2) and count is the number
of arguments to pop from the stack frame including the object
on which the ethod is the sabprimd Eddy Daemon or greater
than or equal to 1 jump to subroutine at branchoffset (signed int
deconstrax ursigned bytes branchbyte1 << 24 + branchbyte2
< 16 + brdaemonnchbyte3 < 8 + branchbyte4) and the return
address on the stack pushes a constant #index from a constant
pool (string, int, float or class type) onto the stack (wide index
to deconstrax as indexbyte1 << 8 + ideddyxbyte2) ext opcode,
where opcode is either iload, fload, aload, lload, dload, istore,
fstore, astore, lstore, dstore, or ret, to assume the index is 16 bit;
or execute minc, when the index is 16 bits of a bagouted

                                    The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016)
          Invokevirtual #16; //ethod java/io/PrintStream.println:(I)V (P.48)

In The Tryst of Thetica Zorg (BlazeVOX, 2018), in “Exergue I”, Thetica Zorg has hybridized her/his “Godbot” digital torso with a DDoS virus, partially scripted as “echo ipconfig/release_all>>c:windowswimn32.bat.” Thetica Zorg performs autofellatio and “The Imps are born by remote homo ludens” (both the book, Homo Ludens, Huizinga, 1938 as well as inborn play) “and CνB decoupled” (a cosmic neutrino background at a temperature of roughly 1.95 K.), thus “in redshifts.” Finally, “in thresh interfaces” internet “files are cast” as “WIN-BUGS FIX.EXE” and the virus inseminates the Western Canon of Literature. (WinBUGS are the successor to BUGS, the first program to perform Bayesian analysis of complex models using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, and provided access to the functions of BUGS through a Windows interface.) Transversal alliances between human and posthuman agents are cast:

Exergue I

          Godbot Thetica Zorg fingers trillian with dark matter,
echo ipconfig/release_all>>c:windowswimn32.bat viruses guts
error reports in backup patches. Agonic dystocia rub infix
urethras with doom primes and algoritmi de numero indorum,
          rouse manusturpare ICE v3s infecting l’appel du vide.
The Imps are born by remote homo ludens and CνB decoupled 
in redshifts, tugged by mashup deities or stellae. From a bezier
curve, captured nodes in illo tempore and omega centauri, .vbs
files are cast as WIN-BUGS FIX.EXE in thresh interfaces.
          Thetica twists Roman pewter nails with gnarled iron 
and crucifies an alphanumeric Imp luring Khôra Samsa’s
unkalified muzzlenimiissilehims that would blackguardise
the whitestone. Получение пополнений баланса SPO_G
T_APK_LANCE_RESUL, she livars, Tyro, Alcmene,
freer now, ascending e i cavalieri, on phonemes. Occultic
kelim cwre÷w: choœreoœ, choœroœ, accented with silicone
          caulk, are hacking stealths. Creatio ex deo is a osier
code. Zakhor, in its dactyls as parallax errors, flogs malware
with click fraud, hacking The Western Canon. Autopsy bots
spline the mūmiya in our deus ex machina posts, exLUHN 
Gonzago’s Murder. Their vulva’s slit, emboss for idouble
          clotures, this χώρα, 48e4’s triton genos as subjectile 
or hiccubat edilis. Is tout autre, not a haecceitas that gewgaws
jollified, es gibt, X509v3 extensions. Vault7 series, sha1With
RSAEncryption. Run Angelfire implants, then Actæon, font
          fatalist, is l’invention de l’autre, counts as phylactery.
Thetica’s sundyechosies is frenular delta, burns heterocosms.

          The Tryst of Thetica Zorg (BlazeVOX, 2018)
          Exergue I, (P.19)

The Posthuman Series protagonists Eddy Daemon, Thetica Zorg, The Imps, Gregor Samas, Khôra Samsa, Orb Oran, Salvador Dracu, Maximillian Pissante, Sophia Latrinus and Anna Phylactic are glossolalists, syphoning their lexicon from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Latin, Russian and the computer programming languages, HTML, BASIC, C, C++, COBOL and Java. Mixed with this Posthuman Migdal Bāēl are enumerative and extremal combinatorics, optical physics and thermal dynamics, all melded in a bricolage of the kabbalistic concepts of notarikon (letter combinations), gematria (assigning numerical values to letters) and temurah (sentence and word rearrangements.) The Posthuman Series zeitgeist burns heterocosms.  

DCW: How did your Posthuman Series coalesce into something so dynamic? Who and/or what informs your writing?

DYH: My praxis (πρᾶξις: theoria, poiesis, praxis), part eupraxia, part dyspraxia and part prassein, is that of siphoner. I am posthuman, automata, archivist, chameleon, cybot, singularian, übermensch, dandy, Iago, Pierrot, Pulcinella or Mephistopheles, Maschinenmensch, avatar, alias and bricolagist, sauntering in fedora, clad in black & red, Kiuw Pueblo patterns, through The Bibliotheca Corviniana, The Aedificium, The Madrassah Library and the Algoritmi de numero Indorum, via Jacobian matrix and determinant. I am the form Ω ~ R × Σ, where Σ is a three-manifold of the nontrivial topology. Launch the complex in the Roman Ring.  My ringularity is located at the equatorial kink of the inner ergosphere at R=a.
            My écriture by digital declensions occurs on a laptop and android. A dozen websites are hunted with the precision of a sniper’s Kalashnikov or a Black Hat Hacker’s DDoS stealth. Is it omnicide, larceny, auto-da-fé or misprision? A mosaic absconder? How conceptualist! How post-conceptualist! Dr. CannIbalIsM or synkretismos? King Moshiach: (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ‎, translit. māšîah; Greek: χριστός, translit. 
khristós, lit. ‘anointed, covered in oil’) or cyboric einsatzgruppen? Part Zelig, part Ex Machina, part Ezekiel’s solar mass (M), I am Vitruvian Man and Nosferatu in a binary X-ray source GRS 1915+105. The temporal is exponential, rather than linear. The proverbial “it,” is gilded with infinite variability. I eye the tidal forces acting on a spherical body in a non-homogeneous gravitational field, and tag this list to siphon.  

Websites, Blogs

UBU Web, GitHub, Arduity, Technopedia, Webopedia, Wikipedia, Google, WikiLeaks, Urban Dictionary, EPC (electronic poetry center), PennSound, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Online (Stanford University Press), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Online (MIT Press)        

Books, Articles, Essays, Reviews, Manuals  

Quantum Field Theory II: Quantum Electrodynamics, A Bridge between Mathematicians and Physicists, Zeidler & Eberhard, “Cloning and sequence analysis of rat bone sialoprotein (osteopontin) cDNA reveals an Arg-Gly-Asp cell-binding sequence” Oldberg, Ahnders, Franzen and Dick Heindgard, Avi Kak Malware: Viruses and Worms Lecture Notes on Computer and Network Security, “Agilent InfinityLab LC/MSD Series and 6100 Series LC/MS,” Shuja Haider, The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction, Nada, Cybernetics and Other Enhancements, A. O. Kazakçı Conceptive Artificial Intelligence: Insights From Design Theory, Eric Filiol, Computer viruses: from theory to applications, Giovanna Di Rosario, Electronic Poetry, Understanding Poetry in the Digital Environment, José Miguel Santos Araújo Carvalhais, Fonseca Towards a Model for Artificial Aesthetics, Contributions to the Study of Creative Practices in Procedural and Computational Systems, David Roden, Posthuman Life Philosophy at the Edge of the Human, Marjorie Perloff, Modern and Postmodern Poetry and Poetics, Aimé Césaire (Clayton Eshleman & A. James Arnold) The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, Geoffrey Hill, Broken Hierarchies (1952-2012), J.H Prynne, Poems, David Jones, The Anathemata, James Joyce Finnegans Wake, Ezra Pound, The Complete Cantos, Charles Bernstein & Bruce Andrews, The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book, Gershom Scholem, Sabbatai Sevi, The Mystical Messiah, Kenneth Goldsmith, Wasting Time on the Internet, Andrei Codrescu, Bibliodeath, Heller Levinson, LinguaQuake, Daniel Morris, Not Born Digital, Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Elise Sutton, The FemDom Experience, Jacques Derrida & Eric Prenowitz, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression, Paul Ricoeur, Time & Narrative, George Bataille, Erotism, Death & Sensuality,   Gedaliahu G. Stroumsa, Form (S) of God: Some Notes on Metatron and Christ, Shaowen Bardzell & Jeffrey Bardzell, Docile Avatars: Aesthetics, Experience, and Sexual Interaction in Second Life, Sarah Valverde, The Modern Sex Doll-Owner, B. Y. Emanuel Toy, The Greek and Hebrew Bible, Collected Essays on the Septuagint, The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age, Francis A. Yates, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Robert Burton, Paul Carus, The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil,  תורח נביאים וכתובים The Holy Scriptures (According to the Masoretic Text).  
DCW: There is some alluding to sexuality in your work. I can’t help but think of Heller Levinson’s remark that the Universe is quite erotic. How does the erotic figure into The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic?

DYH: In the cosmogonies, ἔραμαι, and its theia mania in BDSM, dominant cuff, caritas. Link the Facetiae to the rubber fetishists as syzygy’s split. Flanked by Onan, masturbari’s cognate is part mézea, part turbare, jerks a frig. Anna Phylactic’s subphylum launches its cycle: egg, planula larva, polyp and medusa autoaffect toInfect.CodeModule.AddFromString (“Private Sub Document_Close()”). Adēlon: obscure, secret, nocturnal—the erotic figure’s vibrator reincarnates the singularity. Urethral sounds, corpus, having it out w/flesh, flesh of Christ. Touch what, coup, caress’ Anna Phylactic’s erogenous shock, over the glans, via pressure on the perineum is the (souche) > where interval of divisibility is indivisible, continuism.    
The Reincarnation of Anna Phylactic

                                       Cum’s Vexilla Regis on her man’s
lorica reg add hkey_current_usersoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentve
rsionrun /v HAHAHA /t reg_sz /d. Maul out .BAT*, s.flux be finger
if (atoi(daystring) > 15 && atoi(monthstring) > 41.7126).

 (1.1, Lines 6-9)

Responsa: Semen from a Latin hymn on Anna Phylactic’s man. Her man, the Miraibot, inseminates the computer virus. Maul out.BAT* holds the sphincter open.      

is paraphonotexuality dressed as Frank N Furter.

(1.4, Lines 4-6)

Responsa: Win-bugsfix.exe is spyware, a trojan, “paraphonotexuality” (unplanned sound, accidental ambient noises) dressed as Frank N Furter. Frank, the sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania, is frogtied, collared—a profile of a goth-pink, penile gland as one of Anna Phylactic’s minions. BDSM joins DDoS.    

                                         below Sodomites, quella cruna”,
            their penumbra, Cato becomes Figura Christi.

(1.4, Lines 22-23)

Responsa: The Sodomites from the Kingdom of Sodom, sodomize the Semitic root ʿ-m-r, peccatum Sodomiticum—dom takes sub. Quella cruna” or Dante’s eye needles purgatory, his and our “penumbra” (the shadow cast by an opaque object), is Cato’s (either Distichs of Cato, Cato’s Letters or Cato, a Tragedy) beCuming Christ. Anna Phylactic, as Dante the Pilgrim, eyes a sodomized Χριστός, VB/C/ASM/C++/Java or binaries (bin).     

             Necrose purple, nunic in its amygism
on a watch fob, oils Parisex’ cocksleeve. Cum
Melchidael’s opoi in the jaculate dire with an ANP’s jollipop_

(1.8, Lines 10-13)

Responsa: Tumescence is “necrose purple” in its erectile tissues. “Nunic,” as (ccTLD), or as in a DNA polymerase found in higher eukaryotes and implicated in translesion synthesis. “Nunic” as in Ezra Pound’s derogatory “Amy”-(gism) or Anna’s gism, minus the “j”, the seminal vesicle driving the reincarnation. Anaphylactic shock or ejaculation? The bondage rigger wears a “watch fob” to “oil” the sexual fatalist “Parisex’ cocksleeve,” (Realistic Soft Silicone Penis Extender).Voila, cum occurs in “Melchidael’s opoi in the jaculate dire.” Crystalline drops of hot white serve to provide a Fraud/Abuse-specialist, whose servers are often attacked via SSH-, Mail-Login-, FTP-, Webserver- and other service.

                      The agon’s embryogenesis,
a lolling body, excrementia or (ignoble) pink penis,
            white gloves and monocles, a puffy satrap
prances on one leg sin.sin_a
ddr.s_addr = inet_addr(XS(“”)).

(2.6, Lines 11-15)

 Responsa: “The agon’s embryogenesis,”—which agon? Olympia with halteres, Strong’s Concordance as agón: the agonic swallow, the agon between the digit and the biomorph or the pugilistic agon against the aesthetic progenitor? Pick the theory of revisionism. This agon’s “embryogenesis,” with its zygote undergoes mitotic divisions, is a “lolling body.” Loll, as in saunter, antagonizes the hysterical pace, bears excrementia (the frontal lobe is replaced by excrement). Who’s caning? Before the intermezzo, the agon is a 19th century French pederast, sports a “pink penis,” is a “puffy satrap,” (a provincial dandy), and “prances.” Anna Phylactic’s agon prances on one leg. His prance is malware in the form of Morris Worm source codes. 

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