The dim light reveals the backstage and dressing rooms for the cheesy theatricals performed on the Moulin stage. The local dramaturge is hard at work on a skit entitled "A Theory of Electronic Writing." Fragments of script and diagrams are tacked all around the walls. A sandwich board advertising the play is partially finished:
FEEL the heat as paradigms clash!
THRILLS ABOUND as words, images, and sounds cast off their causal chains in a valiant struggle for freedom!
IT'S A BATTLE TO THE FINISH as Aldus fights Aldus in the house of Adobe!
tcox and jbess are here, rehearsing.
tcox says: "Just as Picasso opposed the illusionistic "unity" of the representational image, I oppose the feigned "unity" of a narrative or argument. I envision a practice of writing that, rather than suturing the gaps within a narrative/argument, opens them up and explores the possibilities enabled by the "original" narrative/argument's fragmentation. MOOville lends itself to such a practice of writing. E-space isn't bound by spatio-temporal continuity; thus the links within a MOO-narrative are free d from such constraints of traditional logic.
jbess hands tcox a bouquet of roses.
jbess says: "In hyperspatial applications like MOOville, the traces of ideology purloined in everyday life are foregrounded. Students and teachers find the tools to interrogate life. We must recognize that reading is a constant activity, not restricted to alphabetic texts. We have begun to import and export the reading of spaces, images, and sounds into the paradigm of critical thinking.
You see a monument to Plato:
go to the analogy