By invoking the concept of machinic heterogenesis, Guattari implies that not only the construction of different discourses converging to produce a visualization of viruses, but also the forces involved in such productions implies a co-participation of individuals, technologies and other (media)objects (and not only individuals, as Foucault appeared to infer).
This can be verified by looking at the images of viruses produced by scientific visualization and information visualization. three elements jump to our mind immediately
- The subtle overlapping of different forces converging into one single image are no longer distinguishable
- The distinction between what is biological and what is informational tend to converge in scientific visualization and information visualization
- The methodologies use to do research on informational matter and biological matter are involved in a continuous exchange and borrowing from each other