Book
Thresholds 36 - Residual

Relegated to an occasional afterthought, the residual has been to a large degree invisible and forgotten. One may attribute such erasure to the paradox that the residual is at once ubiquitous and placeless: the ubiquity has led many to equate the residual with the staggering material waste of our time, where “garbage” is most often dealt with out of convenience or utility; residual’s lack of location, or specific locations, has made it so banal that the problematics itself becomes unnecessary, disposable and even obsolescent.

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Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAnderson S, Schmitt P
PublisherMIT SAP Press
CityCambridge, MA
ISBN9780300176001
Abstract

Relegated to an occasional afterthought, the residual has been to a large degree invisible and forgotten. One may attribute such erasure to the paradox that the residual is at once ubiquitous and placeless: the ubiquity has led many to equate the residual with the staggering material waste of our time, where “garbage” is most often dealt with out of convenience or utility; residual’s lack of location, or specific locations, has made it so banal that the problematics itself becomes unnecessary, disposable and even obsolescent.