Heuretics – Ulmer
Analogy. The method becomes an invention when it relies on analogy and chance (Buchler, 14). If methods tend to be practiced as algorithms, their invention is heuristic (heuretics is a heuristic approach to theory). To help invent the dialectic, Plato relies on
“The Manifesto of Surrealism,” and for that matter all of the manifestos of the avant-garde, belong to the tradition of the discourse on method. A comparison of Breton’s manifesto with the various classics of the method reveals that they tend to include a common set of elements, which are representable for mnemonic reference by the acronym CATTt (Ulmer, 1991b). The CATTt includes the following operations: C = Contrast (opposition, inversion, differentiation) A Analogy (figuration, displacement) T = Theory (repetition, literalization) T Target (application, purpose) t = Tale (secondary elaboration, representability)
Writing as technology is a memory machine, with each apparatus finding different means to collect, store, and retrieve information outside of any one individual mind (in rituals, habits, libraries, or databases). Part of the contribution of hypermedia as
The target for my method is the models of memory developed for it, inasmuch as individuals and societies tend to internalize as forms of reasoning the operations of their tools. The current state of computer interface design, then, may hold some valuable lessons for Derridean heuretics.
What is our relationship with technology, language and memory – writing in the margins, taking notes on the computer, blog, evernote…
r grammatology, hypermedia is the technological aspect of an ele~tronic apparatus (referring to an i~teractive matrix of technology, institutional practices, and ideological subject formation). My interest is not only in the technology itself but also in the problem of inventing the practices that may institutionalize electronics in terms of schooling.
These practices are not medium specific: rather, they entail a revision of the liberal arts trivium (grammar, rhetoric, logic) open to writing on a screen as well_ as on paper. It may be that eventually, the screen will replace the page (and the database replace the library) as the support of all academic work.
Used to not allow Google, now – source data,
The practice of inventing – powerpoint, excel, technology, writing iPad- at work, everyone uses different tools. Challenge of
The tool can change how we think – space – choppy – white space, say it tight vs. a memo, full sentences.
Writing – books to blogs to printed magazine to online magazine to
Not medium specific – has anyone been taught on how to write based on the channel they use?
In argumentative writing the reader deals with a product or end result of a reasoning process, whereas in hypermedia the process replaces the product-the user works directly with the topics, having access to all the commonplaces stored there, as if encountering what Benjamin called the composer’s card box, that which is treated in the essay as “pre-writing.”
Chorography– to write
far-learning electronic writing (regardless of medium). Even if I cannot define chorography, however, I can show something of what it is like. To use this analogy, one must substitute one’s own material
You do not know where you are going to get by way of thinking, writing, or speaking until you get there,” J. Hillis Miller says, describing Derrida’s procedure,