poli In the world of (Western) philosophy it’s not unusual to have books called ‘Reading’ a text.
We might think it analogous to a metanarrative [???] and [???]
Such works are usually a series of essays explaining what the text is about. In my days of analytical political philosophy (hollow laugh at the irony) I engaged with two of these:
Reading Rawls - Rawls Theory of Justice. (A pernicious book if ever there was one)
Reading Nozick - Anarchy, State and Utopia (much more my kind of thing)
Political philosophy as I knew it in 1982. Not even going to show you the Rawls covers. I did have some 'issues' with Nozick, not least his hideous covers. And retrospectively he's credited as the 'father of libertarianism' which I'm not sure is that cool. But on the other hand... which one of the mugshots do you think is Nozick and which is Rawls???
So it’s with something of my tongue in my cheek that I propose: 'Reading All Moments are One Moment' as the title for this online metanarrative/explanation/exploration of the printed text.
The alert among you will realise that the acronym is RAM.
RAM of course stands for Random Access Memory in computer terminology. That also seems entertaining analogous (to me).
I like to think of these 'elements' beyond the printed text as a kind of random access of memories curated into readings of all 'my' moments. It's more than simply trying to make the work more explicable - surely I would have been better simply to do that in the text itself. It's for those who like to explore/engage with a text 'beyond'. And in some sense it is, if not a defence against, then a challenge to post-modernist ways of being and reading. Post post-modernist perhaps. Or attempts at developing quantum narrative.
I shouldn't really need to state that primarily this is an 'experiment'. My ‘project’ aims are to a) curate my brain into a virtual vat (website) and b) offer some insight into the theory, ideas and process that compose the ‘texts’ All Moment.
Just let go...
Find out more about the theory, process and meanings - an exercise in creating a brain in a virtual vat.