The 7 Bridges of Konigsberg
Electracy 101 (E101), short for 01000101. This group undertakes the heuretics of online learning, to invent a mode of education native to the digital apparatus of electracy.
Cavell’s update of Plato’s allegory from the Socratic dialogue to the film comedy of remarriage offers a convenient transition for our assignment– an equivalent of the Republic, outlining an electrate relation among education, justice, and the city.
One important thing I learned writing Avatar Emergency was that the tradition of Descent (Avatar) I reviewed in search of a relay for an electrate identity formation (a collective subject)–a Western equivalent of an encounter with the Absolute– culminated in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in a version native to America. Emerson condensed into his Self-Reliance (Transcendentalism) the entire tradition of communication between god and man, in versions both East and West. The insight was chastening, to some extent, in that the authority I relied on in AE, Nietzsche (the
Well-being is the primary concern of the metaphysics emerging within the apparatus of electracy, to complement the concerns of the previous apparati (Orality = Religion, Right; Literacy = Science, Truth). Our project to invent an electrate Justiice functions within this concern. EmerAgency consulting as the means for this invention introduces Arts & Letters research on well-being into the public sphere in the context of democratic policy formation. In an EmerAgency konsult (whose form is Appiphany, as distinct from Scenario associated with s
You are recruited, solicited to be a consultant, to testify and give testimony with respect to Justice, whatever your personal experience of it will have been. We (heuretic subjects, EmerAgency egents) undertake the invention of electracy as an update of Justice for our epoch and apparatus. Electracy is not invented “in general.” The prototype for our project is provided by Plato, founder of the first school (the Academy in Athens), one of the inventors of literacy. He is credited by the grammatologist Eric Havelock with inventing the first concept (the fundamental cognitive device of l
Learning is the greatest pleasure, and is an inherent capability, perhaps the definitive one, for human beings. There are many ways to learn, and perhaps pleasure is the more important entry in the equation. We are recruiting you; you solicited us. Does it matter how the encounter occurs? Where are we when we learn? With whom am I speaking?
Shall we speak of education proper? The one organized in the institution of School, by means of books, reading and writing, literacy, the knowledge that evolved into science? Citizens of some societies take this institution for granted, although it is of recent date. What if attending school put your life at risk? News of a certain confrontation reached me through global media, in the comfort of my study. Here is Malala’s own account of the event.