Resonant Thoughts: Niklas Luhmann On Taking Notes And Producing Accidents (1981)

“The communication with the slip box becomes fruitful only at a high level of generalization, namely that of establishing communicative relations of relations. And it becomes productive only at the moment of evaluation, and is thus bound to a certain time and is to a high degree accidental. […]

The real problem thus becomes therefore one of producing accidents with sufficiently enhanced probabilities for selection.”

– Niklas Luhmann, “Communicating with Slip Boxes”

Read the essay here.

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