what is a processor? a machine for engaging and accelerating processes. and what is a process? a procedure in favour of (‘pro-’) retreat and surrender (‘cedere’). each process is an abdication of the responsibility of the object, of that which is thrown against (‘ob-’+’iacere’). each object finds itself thrown into identity, into the curatorship of the rift between essence and appearance, the responsibility of each thing, each assembly (‘þing’). for an object to engage in a process, it must evacuate the fortifications of surety that keep its utility separate from its formality. its connection to the global network, the world-thing, is its hidden essence; we know not what part each object will play in the real world, in its realisation, as a useful object. we are only acquainted with the illusionary form that makes itself present to our senses, and the sensual and formal nature of other objects around it. only when engaged in a process are the two natures of the object intertwined and collapsed into the singularity of an event. but this event is never a positive action; positivity comes from the consistency and the mystery of the object as spanning the gulf between use and form. each process is a negative, indefinite and finite event. this is attested by the meaning of process, which is always a retreat and a risk and even a collapse into the very gulf that the object aspires to bridge.
so from the process we come to the processor, which is a machine for accelerating and engaging these processes. it is the unstable and mysterious rift that the process drags each object into that accounts for the subversive nature of every processor. from the form of qualities and the use of qualification, we are pulled into a pulsating quantity that oscillates through and out of a single dimension. this is not the creation of the processor, but it is that which it encounters as the object is ruptured into a veritable black hole containing both total nothingness and the infinite. the processor’s role is to become irradiated by such information, to catch its complexity and contradiction. if the role of the object is to be thrown against the rift in itself, the processor’s will become subject to this rift should the occasion arise. as such, each operation of the processor is in fact an occupation, both in the practical sense and the metaphysical sense, since it is to take in and capture this intensity — to occupy it (‘ob’+’capere’). this occupation encourages the general rout of objects, as the proliferation of processes.