At the edge of art defends a view of society as a body and art as the immune system that protects it (according to the book, from “technology’s assault”; “society needs art to survive”.). The analogy between antibodies and art allows a description of operations performed for both within the context of the body. While lymphocites work by recognizing an alien body (=virus), capturing it, warning the entire immune system and reproducing another antibodies to finally eliminate the threat, artists can be seen as the “agents” that (while flowing in the “bloodstream” of society) first recognize ideas not yet assimilated but already circulating in the culture, give resonance to them, arrest the public’s attention, and creates a cultural memory. The comparison is intriguing, though: are artists “guardians” of society? Antibodies work to eliminate foreign agents that could compromise the body’s life. Maybe I do not understand the strong political premise of the work, that art is keeping society “alive” against “technology’s relentless proliferation”.