Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 499.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Subject: Rhyme Zone (fwd)
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> Subscribers interested in matters relating to the English language might
> be interested in the Rhyme Zone (URL not supplied here)
> I cam across this resource because of work-play play-work outside the
> academy on a "talker" which brings together many people, many of which
> have a bent for bending language. As Charles Ess can attest there is a
> great series of laboratories that exist become the digital walls of the
> academy and in and around the data streams. Furthermore there are great
> ethical questions raised not only in dealing with these culture makers and
> activists of transculturation. These ethical questions are similar to
> those that arise between insitutions and the teaching cadre, the research
> cadre and the student cadre (a teaching-research cadre par excellence) in
> determining the intellectual property rights of the productions, products
> and processes created with institutionally-made available resources. I do
> not apologize for the clumsiness of the prose. It is meant to slow the
> reader down and consider the implications of the social arrangement that
> surround the production and consumption of knowledge.
> For those looking for the fun part:
> A quizz challenge had been launched on the writing board of a particular
> talker: What three words in English end with "gry"? The order
> of the responses form a poetic text with a strongly Marxist subtext:
> "angry" "hungry"
> and finally the third ...
> Aggry (a.) Alt. of Aggri
> Aggri (a.) Applied to a kind of variegated glass beads of ancient
> manufacture; as, aggry beads are found in Ashantee and Fantee in
> </quote> URL: <http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~ralph/OPTED/v003/wb1913_a.html>
> Now could there be a relation to Herman Hesse's classic opus? Is there a
> relation between African tradition and German Mandarin culture?
> It is with beads that we compute but is it with beads that we calculate?
> No, it is with people, together with people, that we calculate.
> Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large,
> knows no "no exit" in a hypertext
> every cul-de-sac is an invitation to turn
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