Beyond literacy

There is a dissertation written in rap and an article that connects Funes el memorioso to the digital world, Benjamin and more, and tries to get us beyond ideation. Or out of it. Mackenzie says the thought-action is the desirable alternative to ideation. Funes remembers everything but does not form concepts; he is pre- or post-Platonic, indeed, something like Vallejo inside the poem or me before I could talk. I should get Mackenzie’s full article; it talks about the non-Platonic world as a place where subject and object are not distinct, a place where, without ideation, consciousness is a different thing (and no hay tal yo de conjunto). I like these ideas for poetry and should work on them.

I should also tell students some more about memory. The taking down of statues here is a project having to do with historical memory.


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