关于“数码手指”: 握持手机的手退化为未来的“只有两只手指的人”,也就是数码人,不会亲手劳作和行动。手作为身体的最常用部分,在数码时代成为身体与设备的唯一连接被最经常使用,数码手指在这里代表一个未来人身体的神圣膜拜物。也许不完整的身体和活动退化才是人类走向人工和机器人的必经过程。

维兰 傅拉瑟预测说,使用数字设备的人们,在当下过着未来的“非物质生活”,其中一个特点就是“手的萎缩”,数字设备让人们的双手弯曲变形,但同时这又意味着摆脱物的重负。数码这个词与手指在拉丁语里同源,未来的人类将不再需要手,不再需要他们动手和加工,因为他们所处理的不是物质的东西,而只剩非物质的信息。取代手的是手指。新的人类将动指而不动手。

用3D打印出的雕塑在展厅中作为一种未来人类躯体部分放置神殿被瞻仰。像存放在圣骨盒中的物体,身体之源通常会用来祈福和膜拜,使生的群体的归属感得到凝聚加强。

视频中类比了人类把天地自然作为“神显”和对移动电子设备的倚赖、崇拜;手作为工具(握持、劳作、攻击),手作为德语中“处理”“理解”等词的原出处,通过对比轻轻触及对身体异化、信仰革新的担忧。古人死后信仰未死,也相信自己未死,只是睡着了。现代人死后灵魂的永恒也许是数据形式的永远存在。

The“ handless, two-fingering human being“of the future —Homo digitalis—will not be a man of action. This hand is a sacred symbolic representation----the symbolic body become degenerate in the result of the digitalized world. Only the invalid’s body presents an opportunity for artificial body. Only the device gives us the option of a stronger belief. Perhaps the digital fingers are creating the best foundation for man-machine.

Vilém Flusser claimed that today’s human being, equipped with digital apparatuses, is already living the „immaterial life“of tomorrow. „Manual atrophy“characterizes such an existence. Digital technology is making human hands waste away. It means liberation from the burden of matter. The term “digital” itself references the finger, and counting. In the future, humankind will no longer need hands. The new man will no longer have to handle or work on anything: he will have truck not with thingly things but only with unthingly information.Fingers will take the place of hands. The new man will finger instead of handling——or acting.

The 3D printed sculpture is a gesture of holding a cellphone single-handedly that regarded as a symbolic god for the human body in the future. It is exposed to light and stored in the sacred box, endowed with the aura of hierophany, so that the sense of belonging is consolidated and strengthened.

The analogy in the video is that human beings regarded the nature as hierophany and the obsession with mobile electronic devices in nowadays; hands are used as tools (for holding, working, attacking) . Those contrast that gently touches on the worries about body alienation and faith transformation. After the ancients died, they believed that the beliefs were not dead, but just fell asleep. The eternity of the soul of modern people after death may be just as the eternal existence of data.

Every action of our body is an option, which means a clear difference with others. Every hierophany we look at is also an historical fact.
So is every digital device linked with our body.

* “Gnothi sauton” means "Concern yourselves with yourselves".

*“tuā manū ,per tuam manum” means “By Your hand”


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