A Note

Maurizio Cattelan, “L.O.V.E”, 2010. Image via Designboom.

Exaptation places eccentric imagination closer to innovation than the brutal struggle for survival of the fittest that extends from Darwin’s theory of evolution to contemporary market capitalism. (It is also a mild consolation to some of us who won’t win in the competition of the fittest, but manage to survive thanks to our deviant imagination.)

Footnote #3 to the essay “The off-modern mirror,” by Svletana Boym.

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