Thursday, 26 April 2012

One Syllable Article

Amy - on the constrained writing tip (Bok's Eunoia or Perec's Le Grand Palindrome).. check:

One Syllable Article!

Barthes dream or nightmare? But also logos having the last laugh - reminds me of Negarestani's claims of vowels as impeding language and communication.... (see consonantal tyranny post)... where the dental, labial and palatal speech mechanisms fail and crumble under the pressure of data-intensity -  the dead derridean symbols prove their prowess as sturdier info-'carriers' - better signifiers! But life is more than what can be signified right?

Saturday, 21 April 2012


My new favourite word. No consonants. A dionysian/bacchic vowel howl!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

speech jammer

Decent Accents Ascent and Indecent Accents Descent

Birmingham accents predictably come up as most disadvantaging...sigh.... We covered loads of accent-centric culturo-cartographies in the last few Vocalities sessions, but I still find it incongruous with the premises contemporary life (internet, travel, diaspora etc) that accent still has a class, a culture or even a place ...