My Notes
The catch is the lag between two kinds of knowledge: what we know because it is what we see and do, and what we know because it is what we think. The first kind of knowledge is instinctive and unself-conscious, located in the body as it moves through the world; the second is categorical, located in the mind as it remembers and elaborates what it has been taught.

To use the media-specific terminology of digital poetics, all poems (oral, written, or electronic) combine the elements of information and presentation or data and display, draw on the databanks of a culture (its language, knowledge archives, symbol sets, and emotional networks), and take shape through a series of sometimes unacknowledged but nonetheless formulable procedures or algorithms.

Again, learning and thinking occurs in a multi-linear way. Hypertextual. force the embodied viewer-participant to open the door between what he sees or hears or does and what he knows, to put his mind into a circuit with the technologized and mediated information he is always processing, to make him, in a sense, his own contemporary.

To engage a new media text is to activate, augment, or alter a sequence of signs, images, sounds, and movements

Class Notes
Stein, modernist, of the moment
Bush, as we may think
Hayles, distributed cognition, symbiosis with machines, learning through connections and hypertext activity of digital, distributing some sort of brain function (maybe memory) to the device, "to allow [language] to exist in this object"
electricacy, gregory ulmer