'It's not about naturalising the contingent and political side of media but showing its materiality, that materiality has politics and politics also has natural history to it.'
Jussi Parikka, interview with Jeanine Griffin
..'Much like the way that human children have the ability to grow back a severed fingertip until the age of seven, Xenopus tadpoles can regenerate their tails, provided these are lost during the first seven days of life.'
Karen Barad in 'Transmaterialities'.. Self-generating matter..Matter-memory..
As well as it being 'out there in a physical form constructed through time, material and process, materiality is also the synapsual(an invented word?) 'thought shape' made when you think of a substance/thing? Your body feels/imagines the weight, texture, density.