Digital SubStance, the journal's online platform, publishes intermedial material that supplements work in select issues of SubStance. The work below supplements Dismantling the Man-Machine, SubStance 147 (Vol. 47, No. 3, 2018), edited by Pierre Cassou-Noguès (©2018 Johns Hopkins University Press and SubStance, Inc.).
From the "Introduction" (Pierre Cassou-Noguès):
Like, in the Soviet states, statues of former leaders were brought down when a new leader came to power, so was the man-machine dismantled. Has it really lost its grip on our mind? Or is it still acting in more devious ways? Will it survive its dismantlement and reassemble in different ways?
The list of works below serves as a table of contents of discrete ‘articles.' To read one, click the link and then from the title page, follow the sequence of ‘pages’ listed under "Contents." The last page in each article links back to this screen.
ELOVE by Sydney Levy
The article is reproduced here as an interactive object that experimentally attempts to foreground the network formed by the inter-relationships between the concepts gleaned form the works of fiction.
The Story of the Raven and the Robot by Pierre Cassou-Noguès
Contemporary companion robots are designed to be the least uncanny creatures or the most endearing ones. But, of course, it is a bit uncanny to specifically design un-uncanny creatures.