'Every object is a thing but not every thing is an object […]
Objects are not reducible to the material, perceptible and consumable goods we commonly refer to as ‘objects’. The world of objects, however ‘ordinary’ is a trove of disguises, concealments, subterfuges, procations and triggers that no singular, embodied and knowledgable subject can exhaust. This is precisely why artists have a say in any discussion of the object’s plurivocality - since the artwork is prime example of the object’s capacity to evade the knowing grasp.'
Antony Hudek, 'The Object'
Objects are not reducible to the material properties of the entity. They are, on the other hand, reducible to the behaviour of the entity and its underlying data structures, and thus the behaviour of the user as an entity.
[ Jan Hopkins aided by GPT-2 text generator]