See discussion of space in The Structure of AwakeningWalter Benjamin and Progressive Scholarship in New Media--the bound introduction to this project.

Desert: luminous, fossilized network of an inhuman intelligence, of a radical indifference -- the indifference not merely of the sky, but of the geological undulations, where the metaphysical passions of space nad time alone crystalize. Here the terms of desire are turned upside down each day, and night annihilates them. But wait for the dawn to rise, with the awakening of the fossil sounds, the animal silence.

(Baudrillard, America 6).

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