Saturday, January 21st, 2006
The design note post below is really about the notion of modularity and connections in new media. A sequence is, of course, a kind of module where A may lead to B or to A.2 if A and B are cogent enough. At Spinning, Susan Gibb is weaving in a circle of modular elements (I’m using modular here to make a point about connections: can’t have a module as a thing to itself), ranging from current pubs to Boethius, as new as anything else to a reader unfamiliar with Theodoric and the Ostrogoths. I persist in the idea that age is illusion in the practical and everyday. This post could turn into one about reading. Reading is also on my mind since at Sixnut we’ll be talking a lot about it over the coming years. At Spinning, there’s a connection between Boethius and Tom Bisell.
Reading as connection, often having nothing to do with books and sentences, but with links, sauces, and dust bunnies.