In science, the most exciting expression isn’t “Eureka!” It’s “Huh?” Michael Hawley.
This bulletin board was in my office from 1980 until just the other day, when I moved to a new space. This blog is a kind of inhabitable assemblage, whose point of departure is whatever that collection amounted to. The dynamic here is an unfolding of an inquiry that cyrstallizes regularly into seminars. Comments welcome.
“Heuretics” refers to the use of theory for the invention of new texts (poetics of any sort). It is listed in the O.E.D. as obsolete or rare, and paired with “hermeneutics,” the use of theory for the interpretation of existing texts. The purpose of this blog is to develop and apply heuretics. The primary target of this experiment is “electracy,” the apparatus of digital technology.
This website supported research and teaching that culminated in the publication of Avatar Emergency, now available from Parlor Press.
What is the significance of the header scene?
(Gregory Ulmer is Professor of English and Media Studies at the University of Florida).
[*One who practices heuREtics.]