16.499 e-poetics

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 499.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:35:15 +0000
             From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: Rhyme Zone (fwd)

    Forwarded message: > From lachance Sun Feb 16 09:10:35 2003
    > > To: willard@lists.village.virginia.edu
    > Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:10:35 -0500 (EST)
    > In-Reply-To: <no.id> from "Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard
    McCarty at Feb 14, 2003 07:33:08 AM
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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 ...
    > <quote>
    > 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
    > Africa.
    > </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
    > http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/miles/five.htm

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