Of Two Minds Review -- Two Minds
Joyce on being of two minds:
- "In 1982 I bought a microcomputer, a decision that
proceeded from my interests and identity as a writer-teacher.
Immediately, as in the most naive visions of pulp science fiction--and
despite my claims that this perspectivalizing machine was only a tool,
a way of knowing--the computer began to change me.
Possessed of two minds, my own and its augmented silicon, I began the
slow process of learning to see this not so newly doubled self as one; to
see, as Carolyn Guyer has put it, that 'dualities must be in tensional
opposition to each other in order for the
central paradox of existence to work'" (1.)