Bushes of Constellations

Part of an endnote:

” […] At its most literal and modest, hypertext is a computer-mediated indexing apparatus that allows one to craft and follow many bushes of connections among the variables internal to a category. Hypertext is easy to use and easy to construct, and it can change common sense about what is related to what.” See Donna J. Haraway, Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_Meets_OncoMouseTM (New York: Routledge, 1997): 125.

Which word above would you begin to hyperlink? “Connections”?

The endnote references a passage in a question by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve which contrasts academic style writing with a theory of “hypertext poetics — that are not integral to the modalities of academic writing”. The question is found in the “Cyborg Surrealisms” section of How Like a Leaf. The question and the endnote give rise to the thought that there is an “academic surrealism” or “surreal sim”.

And so for day 194

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