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Are we now seeing a 'pataphysical world where scientific anomaly is the concern of scientists as well as nonscientists, and where the convincingly portrayed worlds are as compelling as so-called reality? Perhaps the proliferating worlds of fictiveness owe something to the nature of new technologies which allow for seamless "alterations", endless play, and algorithmic inventiveness. Programs like Adobe Photoshop, for instance, allow anyone to play with reality, limited only by their imagination. In the hands of fictive-minded artists, these new technologies are opening a whole new set of 'pataphysical strategies.