5 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2019
    1. master a multiple, diversified, almost boundless domain of culture.

      Another apparatus (printing) which greatly opens up our understanding of the world and our access to others, allowing us to ask the question "which one?"

    2. strume11ts

      New apparatuses with which to see and understand the world differently than did the Ancients.

      The connection to Barad becomes even more apparent below when Vico calls "critique" an instrument.

      Another instrument that Vico uses/alludes to is the act of classification ("set up a distinction," "the orderly reduction of systematic rules").

  2. Jan 2019
    1. For Bohr, apparatuses are particular physical arrangements that give mean-ing to certain concepts to the exclusion of others;

      Is there a way we can think of rhetoric and/or posthumanism as metaphorical apparatuses? Discursive tools through which "meaning" or the "human" becomes diffracted, and then we interact according to the question "which one?"

    1. he materialities of communication

      This reminds me of Barad's focus on an apparatus, how the tools themselves -- "'the materialities of communication'" -- impact our understanding of reality in fundamental ways, actually changing how we understand the world -- the whole light is either a particle or a wave, depending on how you interact with it.

    1. For Bohr, apparatuses are particular physical arrangements that give mean-ing to certain concepts to the exclusion of others;

      Is there a way we can think of rhetoric and/or posthumanism as metaphorical apparatuses? Discursive tools through which "meaning" or the "human" becomes diffracted, and then we interact according to the question "which one?"