The example of the coming-together of the aesthetician/critic/academic and the arts practitioner is a useful synecdoche, a figure for thinking about the precariousness and potential ill-fitting collision of the 'inter' and the 'trans'. In picking up on this thread I suggest that rather than seeing this as a lugubrious impasse we treat it as an opportunity, a heuretic that enables us to make something with what we have at hand. And in this bricolage we need to be bold and divest ourselves of the usual trap in such discussions of defaulting to familiar, jaded and, as Ted reminds us, deleterious binary oppositions. So rather than trying to resolve these contradictions I suggest that we embrace irresolution. Instead of being trans or inter, we need to be undisciplined. Or more accurately, 'indisciplined'.
Invited paper presented at Re:Wire as part of the Leonardo Education Art Forum, the 4th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 28-30 September 2011