The Realm of Rough Telepathy


A collaboration with Meredith Whittaker created for Rhizome’s annual Seven on Seven conference, The Realm of Rough Telepathy is the title of a grimoire Meredith and I discovered in an obscure archive of the New York Public Library while researching the history of cryptography.

The grimoire–which is mostly in fragments, pages often transforming before our very eyes–documents what is either a magical dimension uncanniliy similar to the internet as we now know it or in fact a prophetic text documenting the history of the internet and how it works today. The text also includes a variety of unique sigils.

Scholarship on the text is ongoing. You can watch Meredith and I talking about the work here.

See also: jokes, feelings, magic