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This speculative essay considers noisy expressions as potential space holders to defer an anticipatory attitude of
classification. It questions how our accustomed aurality prevents us from listening to emergent voices and noises around
us. Feminist new materialism is combined with critical readings of information theories to examine and undo the
negentropic exclusion of noise for knowledge production.
Noise causes reverberations not only because of its contribution to information, but also because of its unavoidability as an
interference pattern. Due to Western modernity‘s one-sided interpretation of agency, noise's affectivity has been rendered
dismissable. Western metaphysics has suppressed, distorted, or declared to be incomprehensible interferences that must
therefore be taken into account if noise is to be both a destructive and creative force.
Even if reverberating interferences are perceived as but noisy signals, their material-affectivity shifts the affordance of
response/i/ability. Thus, it is argued that noise fundamentally contributes to the frequencies of meaning/mattering for the
pressing tasks of un/learning.
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