is not like other people
what's the trajectory then - as the novelistic word loses relevancy dematerialisation becomes less, not more prevalent? sugar glider is grounded
I think using actual stuff from the internet seems trite partly because it's superficial and partly because people like Burroughs, Gaddis and Pynchon nailed how the internet feels and what it does to us decades before it really existed in its current form.
There's a line of thinking that Finnegans Wake is an early form of hypertext and I'd say the same of something like GR. It lives beyond the page and exists outside the text as much as inside it. There are so many links and references and allusions that it expands in all directions. It's like scrolling through a news feed or clocking the related vids on YouTube in that there's a constant stream of things competing for your attention which can take you off in any number of directions.Not to jump back too far, but can we talk about this? I've seen this take a coupla times on these boards, despite my limited tenure here (maybe all the occasions were from you, version), but my familiarity with Burroughs and Gaddis is pretty low (like, a chapter of JR, a chapter of Recognitions, and those audio CDs Bill did). I've read a decent amount of Pynch though!
puppets of the scripts. jumping jellybeans.
the planes fracture. become multiple. the sky
is no longer a continuous integrated space
birds disappear, fly into adjacent dimensions,
as if words fell through
a / slit
in the page.
the sugar glider.
green light behind the eyelids
that other space. what wizard wheeze
what wonder-working, what whirling, wizard work!