“Transcontextual tangles” is a phrase attributed to Gregory Bateson and taken up by US sociologist Susan Leigh Star and her co-authors to formulate and discuss “boundary objects” – something an object-oriented feminism finds itself demonstrating tacitly in participations amid knowledge in transfers of many sorts.
Boundary objects are workaround things, concepts, processes, even routines that permit coordination, sometimes collaboration, without consensus (non-conscious and conscious). Arising from transcontextual tangles (often these are felt as paradoxical double binds ranging from the benign to the abusive), they work tanglings amid states of resolution.
Boundary objects have a recursive lifespan during which their generality and their precision are relative, relational, and dynamic simultaneously. They are both local and global in material topologies in which spacetimenatureculture may be mixed (hybridized certainly, I wonder when even quite technically “entangled”) as they can be paradoxically both figurative and literal, abstract and concrete, developmental yet transtemporal (or torqued).
Recursions, sometime unfolding, sometimes I speculate enfoldings, “made through one another,” transdisciplinary demonstrations of themselves: boundary objects matter and boundary objects help us question with, rather than assume, ourselves amid apparatus in boundary making practices. A boundary object-oriented feminism works to orient these methods as the various "we" we are, gather together in sympoiesis....