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(the work so far)

    phenomenology of approach

    = categories for projected text =
    = approaching the everglades, the city, illness, language, culture =

     1	domain limited or unlimited
a limited domain is inscribed with or without fuzzy boundaries. domains
may be limited in sememe, space, and/or time. example: everglades bounded
by hydrology, ecosystem.
     2	clues and cues from immemorial past
a clue is an interpretable symptom, according to a scheme based on an
articulated methodology. a cue is the activation of a scheme based on an
anomaly or repetitive structure within the domain. the domain in turn may
be defined by clues and cues.
     3	difference between clues and cues
a clue is based on evidence from the past to the present; a cue is based
on activation within the present.
     4	relevance theory and approach
clues and cues are such by virtue of relevance; theoretical methodology is
part of a critical sifting apparatus.
     5	top-down classification schema
this follows for example category theory, chaos/fractal theories; one
always already begins with pre-theoretic presuppositions.
     6	wonder, innovation, contradictions
beginning with a sense of awe - everything signs everything, everything
inscribes. innovation in terms of heuristic projections and introjections
- contradictions in terms of anomalies, revisions, recuperations, returns.
     7	deep ecologies, interstitial
the ecologies become perceptually deeper; gaps are filled in; one lives in
depth in the glades, aware of cyclical time, anomalous events, local
histories, individual plants and animals.
     8	filling in the habitus
from larger to smaller clues and cues - alligators and wading birds to
landbirds and invertebrates for example. as one moves down in scale,
identification becomes increasingly difficult, if not impossible.
     9	from anomaly to behaviors
and back again; behavior clusters based on attributes. or from story to
structure, diachrony to synchrony, anecdote to prediction.
    10	sense of occupation and intimacy
inhabitation based on familiarity, familiality.
    11	familiarity, familiality
in the first, equivalence scripts and schemata, universals, typifications;
in the second, identity scripts and experientials, individuations.
    12	maternality
chora and matrix - the inchoate beneath the surface of the subject.
    13	deconstruction of the abject
disarticulation of the abject as such and rearticulation in terms of
microstructure, skein. the muck and clutter in relation to marl/peat moss
and biome or flora/fauna regimes. muck and clutter as regimes.
    14	phenomenology of naming
following the notion of rigid designators, beginning with classification,
classification experience, virtual subjectivity and its relation to
concrete manifestation.
    15	inarticulate inchoate
maternality: see above. the proffering of languaging or template.
    16	the mess and its overcoming
entanglement as regime intrusions, conflicting biomes, collapse or
implosion, niche-construction, problems of scale in space and time.
    17	phenomenology of touch
    18	recirculation of domain
    19	immersive and definable structures
    20	clue skeins
clues related theoretically, taxonomically, in terms of typifications,
taxonomies - heuristic skeins, established on the run.
    21	the instrumental reason of flows and part-objects
    22	gestural logics and superimpositions
    23	delaying conclusions and the settling-in of elements
    24	continuous processing and absorption of anomalies
    25	modes of approach in space and time
    26	horizons of 'natural' and 'unnatural' worlds
    27	weakening of perceptual structures and responses
    28	releasement and listening
    29	buildings, dwellings, and habitations
    30	the neighborhood
    31	intersecting populations and worlds
    32	phenomenology of withdrawal
    33	the skein (skew-orthogonal)
    34	the skein (askew and local)
    35  increasing audacity and circumscription
    36  the report
    37  the distribution
    38  the thinking of it
    39  the world of it


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