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argumentation can also be found in Vivian Sobchak's anthology on morphing. [11] Both the editor as well as a majority of the authors base their argumentation with respect to the aesthetics of the morph on the one hand on its algorithmic structure, on the other hand they make reference to historical precursors and the general cultural fascination with forms of the fluid, the transformative, and the metamorphic: «Morphing is not merely a novel computergraphic mode of figuration, nor is the morph merely a novel narratological figure. Both are novel—and specifically historical—concretions of contemporary confusions, fears, and desires and both, whether visible or invisible in their use, allegorize the quick-changes, fluid movements, and inhuman accelerations endemic to our daily lives. […] the morph is not only meta-morphic in its shape-shifting formlessness that greedily ‹devours all forms›; it is also meta-phoric in its inherent tropological movement and its historically substitutive activity.» [12] Sobchak makes it clear that the digital morphing method is a question of a new technical possibility of creating images which at the same time nourishes old fantasies and further develops them in


their historical contingence. In this respect, in her anthology a lot of weight is placed on the history of our fascination with morphs and their allegorical meaning: «The morph fascinates us not only because of its physical impossibility and strangeness but also because its process and figuration seem less an illusionist practice than both a presentational mode and an allegory of late capitalist ‹realism›.» [13] The homogenous, smooth gliding that the morph makes us aware of is identified with the functioning of power in the current information society, in which according to Sobchak «centers do not hold» and have no tenable substance. With this he is making reference to the current post-Marxist theories that situate the flowing and networking, the flexible and immaterial as an acute state. The American theorist Manuel Castells, for instance, speaks of the information society as a global capitalist network, whose motions and variable logic ultimately determine the economy and influence society. [14] According to Castells we are in a transformation in which «a space of flows [is being created] instead of a space of places.» [15] The information age is described as a global network, as

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