The I/Other dichotomy, visual and spatial at root, must be bracketed when the assimilative properties of the alimentative metaphor control interpretation.
An example of how the alimentative metaphor might help create a hermeneutics of mediated embodiment comes from the political events of 1989.
It is possible to ask another question of mediated embodiment that borrows from Deleuze and relies on the alimentative metaphor for comprehension: "how do these characters sustain themselves relationally?
48) The alimentative metaphor proposed here also helps collapse the distance between spectator and the moving image, no matter how old or potentially alienating in its technology.
Although this entanglement could also be described with a visual simile (the instrumental, agapic, and erotic resemble primary colors that blend imperceptibly into innumerable shades), the comparison to taste and smell maintains rhetorically the controlling alimentative metaphor.