Sand als metaphorisches Modell für Virtualität
[Sand as a Metaphorical Model of Virtuality]
Aims and Scope
Following Gilles Deleuze, this book envisions virtuality as opposed not to reality but to actuality, connecting this relationship with Niklas Luhmann’s conceptions of medium and form. Sand is treated as a metaphorical model of virtuality given its quality as a medium, i.e. its openness to shaping and dissolving different forms. The study examines the implications of these processes for literature, theory, and art.