Saturday, May 4, 2013

Writing, coding, and Derrida

Writing is coding.

From prose, to plays ... from programs* to poems ... from music, to math ... — each has its own HTML|XML + CSS|XSL encoding.

Derrida understood writing is coding, and codes do not have fixed interpretations.

Why does the right hate Derrida?

Derrida knocked texts out of a platonic heaven — they are a part of the material world like everything else.

* CodeUp: Marking up Programming Languages and the winding road to an XML Syntax