(the) Will to Order the Computer Classroom

by Byron Hawk
University of Texas at Arlington


Using computer classroom structure as a conceptual starting place (topos), this project seeks to meditate on the binary order/chaos as an analogue for other predominant binaries, product/process, literature/composition, rhetorics/poetics, modern/postmodern. The project attempts to make explicit in its own structure the interrelationship of order and chaos, to the point where this binary no longer seems like a feasible way of ordering the world. By doing so, the project is also a meditation on textuality, primarily the relationship between oral/written, formal essay/hypertext, narrative/argument, argument/exposition. The reader is left to "hir" own judgment about the nature of the project and what possible conclusions can be drawn from it.

This web was peer-reviewed by Bill Hart-Davidson, Keith Dorwick, and Ted Nellen of the Kairos Editorial Board.

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Byron Hawk is a Ph.D. student in Humanities and GTA at the University of Texas at Arlington, preparing to take his comprehensive exams and working on his dissertation entitled Decomposition: On Living/Reading/Writing in Mediaspaces. In addition to being the co-founder/editor of the online journal Enculturation, he has published a review article in the film journal Post Script, and has an article forthcoming in an edited volume entitled The Terministic Screen: The Rhetoric of Film and Film Theory.

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Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments.
Vol. 3 No. 2 - Fall 1998