_AN ANALOG MEMORY
Every given (data) is syntactically encoded and requires a body, which may function as medium, or as storage memory. The body may be long-lasting or short-lived.
_A HOMEOSTATIC MACHINE
In this piece, the body consists of acoustic wave which are channelled through a system of tubes. A circular causal process is required in order to transform this short-lived body into a long-lasting one. This feedback has explosive and implosive properties; therefore, a self-regulating system is implemented, preserving the physical equilibrium through observable and dynamic behaviour. Only then can the body be used as storage memory.
_AN ACOUSTIC DELAY LINE
A codified audio signal circulates in a closed (feedback) system, consisting of a computer, a speaker, 246 meters of copper tube and a microphone. By using the acoustic delay of the tube system, it is possible to store data. The longer the tube, the greater the time delay, which leads to greater memory capacity.
_A VOLATILE BIT
One day I received an unexpected package from my homeland. When I unpacked it, I found a slightly stale ricecake inside. The encounter underlined for me exactly how far away my homeland was, in both time and space.
"The medium helps define the meaning of a statement; in this way, a dynamic faculty is evoked in the receiver."
Thus the ricecake (body) became a given (data), which was not intended by the sender.