The world has become highly sensitive. From plants to trees, from refrigerators to cars — everywhere there are sensors that regulate everything from balance to security, emotions, water and light levels. Nanotechnologies and sensors translate between natural and artificial processes, making them interchangeable and mediating between what were once separate realms.
These kinds of sensory-technological interventions in sensation and perception open up a new dimension of non-conscious life, which is not attributed to humans. Instead, humans and machines now share a non-consciousness as a realm of enmeshment, overlap, and intensification of organic and technical processes. These nonconscious operations regulate the interior and exterior of bodies, things, and environments. This notion of the nonconscious deals precisely with these zones of contact and/or transition: interfaces — critical and sensitive points of contact — where a transition takes place from non-sensing to sensing to sense.