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December 19, 2006

script with stupid question

is this a found script or one i created? does it really matter? given the 
relatively small number of symbols, it would be reasonable to apply coding to 
it - a matrix/template that might slide across the apparent grid, producing 
meaning. one might think of this as a _universal machine_ applicable to texts 
of any length; it becomes increasingly evident that meaning is a construct 
_across_ symbols, neither within them nor within the dictionary translation / 

here, in this example, only in this particular example, one has a section of 
what seems to be an _infinite text,_ a text in the manner of a bandage or 
suture across the wound of a sememe (what reads as a sememe); a wound within, 
unconstrued within, the imaginary. think of this as the _lid_ of the 
_pre-linguistic_ - not exactly mode, but a potential for interpreta- tion, 
sliding out and against itself, as soon as one is found. nothing holds here, 
not even "here," not even place or placement. the lesson, where we are, where 
we are not, is always already unlearned.

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