Technology, the way information operates,the ‘music’ of billions of bits of information interfacing with each other, the particular mechanics of the electronicized universe that we occupy – all of this forces us to hear differently, see differently, forces us obviously to feel differently. We can’t really think safely at all, in linear terms. We can’t posit any kind of inwardness which isn’t corruptible, which isn’t infected by some aspect of the dominant culture. In other words, we can’t assume there is any kind of inwardness which is unmediated by cultural production. This means that the idea of fantasy, so dear to modernism – the idea of the unique, secret, inner self – has to a large degree been problematized.
Harold Jaffe interviewed by Larry mcCaffery Some Other Frequency 1996 (via notational)