From "Experimental Ethnography Online: The Asthma Files"
p637 "Curating files of design logics allow theoretical ideas to animate without overdetermining The Asthma Files.... One of our design logics is drawn from Derridean historian of biology Hans- Joerg Rheinberger’s conception of how experimental systems work in the sciences, as a play between limits and openness (Rheinberger 1988); another is drawn from James Clifford’s writing about how juxtaposition works in surrealist art and in ethnography (Clifford 1981). Yet another is drawn from Gregory Bateson’s description of what happens when different scales or orders of communication collide, sometimes producing pathology, sometimes creativity (1956/2000)."
"p639 (Deleuze 1995) "What I’ve been interested in is collective creations rather than representations. There’s a whole order of movement in ‘institutions’ that’s independent of both laws and contracts …What interests me isn’t the law or laws (the former being an empty notion, the latter uncritical notions), nor even law or rights, but jurisprudence. It’s jurisprudence, ultimately, that creates law, and we mustn’t go on leaving this to judges … People are already thinking about establishing a system of law for modern biology; but everything in modern biology and the new situations it creates, the new courses of events it makes possible, is a matter for jurisprudence. We don’t need an ethical committee of supposedly well-qualified wise men, but user-groups. This is where we move from law into politics."
p641 (Toward kaleidoscopic reflexity) "Bateson’s Naven is thus also a key reference, demonstrating what is gained through parallel processing of particular phenomena though different analytic frameworks (Bateson 1936/1958).
Bateson, G. (1936/1958) Naven: A Survey of the Problems Suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribe Drawn from Three Points of View, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press.
Bateson, G. (1956/1999) ‘Toward a theory of schizophrenia’,inSteps to an Ecology of Mind, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, pp. 201–227.
Clifford, J. (1981) ‘On ethnographic surrealism’, Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 539–564.
Deleuze, G. (1995) Negotiations 1972–1990. New York, Columbia University Press, p. 169. Fortun, K. (2012) ‘Ethnography in/of late industrialism’, Cultural Anthropology, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 446–464.
Rheinberger, H.-J. (1988) ‘Experimental systems, graphematic spaces’,inInscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication, ed. Timothy Lenoir, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, pp. 285–303."
We had a really great conversation at a writing meeting a few months back on the etymology of invert (Latin: to turn inside out), and the assumption that critical examination happens in a binary way through inversion (just flip it). -vert comes from vertere (to turn). Vertex (highest point and derivation of 'vertical') derives from vertere as well (vertex refering to turning point or whirlpool in the 1500s and then highest point only in 1600). I think there is something to be said about the kinds of turns PECE makes.
It strikes me that we don't have a design logic about working with/within/against existing materials/constraints: something about "beyond bricolage" that captures the cobbled aspect of PECE (which would also connect to a substantive logic around supporting open source/open access, which is what enables us to build from/modify to begin with). I think this is a way to honor how we are building from the best practices of other groups (RDA, archive community, design community), but constantly querying, critiquing, or rearticulating the value of these existings infrastructures in context of experimental ethnography. I might be convinced that this is a substantive logic.
at first I was going to go with hauntology, of course, since reading down the list I thought "these are all iterations of hauntology, other namings of the same logic." But DR names the desired effect or the aim, while hauntology names the...hauntology. Pragmatics v metaphysics. "Transmuting ambivalences of meaning" may be especially redundant with DR. DR takes (a bit) less explanatory work than hauntology, and quickly gets at what sets PECE apart from the dominant logic of reproducibility - a logic which is still in play with DR, necessary to DR, but which DR also goes beyond. I think updating this design logic would entail mostly adding some language on the coding style and PECE's ab-use of it (involving noise and juxtaposition-- again an argument for DR's more general or higher logical standing).