In 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, Jonathan Crary describes 24/7 as “a generalized inscription of human life into duration without breaks, defined by a principle of continuous functioning.” 24/7 means screens ever on, data ever flowing, infinite ever streaming. No turning back.
You peer into this frame and image at once an individual and a bearer of the social. Through lensing, literally and figuratively, I looking-glass the gesture on the stone of the maker - an individual and a bearer of the social. Each of our time-wrought facings curve the moments of who we are.
Sleep? A time of vulnerability, a time to dream, Crary concludes, “sleep can stand for the durability of the social.” Enough to keep you awake. Or open dreamtime. (Petroglyph panel, Lake County, Oregon)