Polymorphous Perversity and Texts


The pleasure is mutual: We teach polymorphous texts to watch us, to watch each other as they move about our spaces. Polymorphous texts require our participation to operate.

Sometimes our agreement is only implied: Google asks me to log in so that my News settings (stored in the cloud) are transferred to my browser, emphasizing categories I'm interested in and hiding those I'm not.

Google Menu

Not coincidentally, this log-in pulls other threads in the network: Google+ along with its Mail, Docs, Maps, and Chat applications are also alerted to my presence.