In cyberspace, the body does not dematerialise but, rather, virtuality allows the body to extend itself, expand, new potentials open up. For Pierre Lévy,
the virtualisation of the body is therefore not a form of disembodiment but a re-creation, a reincarnation, a multiplication, vectorisation. (Lévy 1998, 44) It transcends beyond the bound of its previously defined material limits. Where before, touch might produce affect at the site where contact is first made, now the condition of virtuality allows touch here to produce affect there. As I touch the computer key, the letter is not only replicated on my own screen, but on your screen, on another screen, in a cascading multiplication. For Steyerl,
the material articulation of the image is like a clone. (Steyerl 2010) This clone is a materialisation, available for actualised material interaction. This of course is contingent upon both of our participation (you click on the link). We
participate in the potential agency (of the image). (Steyerl 2010) It is an opening up of a virtuality, the potential to be other than we are.