Rimbaud and the tor

“Je est un autre”, said Rimbaud to Paul Demeny in 1871.

I claimed that my poems would work via voice, and that this should not resolve. But there may be a multiplicity of voices to them, and each might involve self ownership.

However, form is like .onion protocol. It anonymises me, even-though at the end of the poem (exit relay) my identity (IP address) can in principle be found via ‘timings‘.

“The exit relay is the final relay in a Tor circuit, the one that sends traffic out to its destination. The services Tor clients are connecting to (website, chat service, email provider, etc) will see the IP address of the exit relay instead of the real IP address of the Tor user.”

“As no intentional latency is introduced, timing patterns propagate through the network and may be used to correlate input and output traffic, allowing an attacker to track connection endpoints.”

So I am nearly – but not quite – completely anonymised: at its close the timing, humour, to the confessional voice is open to the world and more or less indeterminate (make of it what you will), and the speaker can be thought of as constructed from the interplay of similar moments, into a poem without easy resolution.