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obsolete: Replaced by this clumsy hashing together of nodes and wires and
sorrowfully screaming chat room nothings. Every angel is gone, left us to share
in this one mind connected by pornography and fakers, the foolish gestures
made in empty spaces by unhastened enthusiasm. These failures are reflections
of our own human prescence. Bandwidth is an extended hand broken into pieces
and reassembled on the other side of servers; a sentiment crushed and transformed
into millions of tiny spaces of pure white light. Distance is at once infinite and
immaterial. Don't be afraid: I could never touch you.

The decimation of these symbols and a repurposing is not merely a boring act of
blasphemy. It is a weak and clumsy, pathetic expression of what is left. The magic
of finding a reminder of God in a subway stained with smog and reeking of urine.

What do we have now, but the left behind rings of gold and occasional feathers
left behind in the rubble of the promises of modernity? We are making an appeal
to understand Hope so that it may be preserved. We are collecting light to store
in these magnetic strips and plastic rings of data. We may be the last generation
to know what it is to believe before belief itself becomes crushed by the barrage
of waste and hacks and times inevitable transformation into products. We have
no faith in what has been; we reject the century of willful ignorance and shattered
illusions we were born from. We are in the process of reassembling these shattered
myths into a new kind of prayer; a prayer to one another for understanding, for
listening, for true communication and awareness. An end to this fucking hopelessless.

Our code is dirty and pieced together, scraped images off in stolen programs we
don't know how to use. It is a cathedral of foil and masking tape and we offer it
to you with trembling but defiant hands.
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