This blog is dedicated to Karl Steel; I cannot think of a better person with whom I would want to build and collaborate and co-create.
Last blog I got carried away with the argument that
we must build to know.
And it’s true. Whether it’s building an experimental set-up that allows us to collect measurements of some kind, whether it’s a form of art that allows us to see some aspect of ourselves or our world that we couldn’t quite see before, or whether it’s simply a palate of post-structuralist theories that allow us to analyze a literary text,
we all use an apparatus to produce knowledge, to take a “measurement” of the universe, in whatever way seems interesting or useful to us.
The thing I love about working across a few disciplinary boundaries, and using computational tools is that it allows me to invent the apparatus I want to ask the questions I want to ask–which usually tend to be questions I feel vehemently that everyone should have been asking all along, and yet I find to my chagrin that they haven’t been. I mean really, how could we not have been talking about what Piers circulates with in the manuscripts? How is that not it’s most immediate textual context? Doesn’t it seem obvious? Well, I guess it isn’t.