October 13, 2023•83 words
It was surprising to me that algorithm and rhythm have unrelated etymologies (look them up; I shan't spoil the fun).
The ideas are closely connected, if you let them be.
It's easy to think of algorithms these days as these mysterious black boxes that somehow rule the machines we use.
It's easy to forget about the codes and technologies we ourselves are coded by ( DOI: 10.1007/978-1-349-26624-1_7)
The reason cyborgs exist is that organisms & machines are equally ruled by rhythms and algorithms.