G.H. arrives

to the first page of the novel declaring she does not know what to do with what she calls the profound disorganisation of her being: it is newfound, and the result of a certain experience. She feels she must do something with it and so, she says, she will tell you about it, if you consent to holding her hand all the while (whence her telling and your holding constitute the reading of the novel). But her objective in telling is not to sort through the disorganisation, to overcome it, with a view to reinstating her previous composure. G.H. recognises that the more she encounters, the more disordered she becomes, and the less tenable becomes her previous self. Encountering herself as spectral – fragmented and distilled in all she passes through – she must discredit the expectation of accommodating chaos in ordered identity. G.H.’s struggle in the novel is, rather, to resist assimilating this unease, to resist ingesting disorganization, as though a place in the ordered and ordering organism had always already been prepared for it, unfazed by it.

Arrange a body of knowledge. Demonstrate that your contribution to it will find accommodation there, that it will not kick up disorder or make a disturbance that some one of its organs will not have already foreseen.

In these pages (hypothetical, hypnopompic), I write to test disorganization. I do it here because the codex form rests for definition on its spinal matter: the text block coheres around a straight line running through it such that the book’s time is duration fixed into a Euclidean geometry that rides the straight line of narrative.

The emergence of the digital has us believing that it’s time escapes order, but in fact it emerges directly from the shape of the book.

that wracks the writing body can be passed on to the reader — that is, not verbally relayed to him or her, as per representational modalities , but be engendered in his or her body. Using visual/sonic/haptic media, I write to provoke the reader into undergoing something of my embodied experience; of my being all at sea in relation to the work-to-come.* This literature review — an online appendix that so imperfectly collects the indigestible — wants to avoid flattening out the writerly sensorium into print. It wants, in other words, to trouble the loss incurred in the movement from writing as an event in time to writing as spatially defined.

This and anything else I would argue here results from credulous dreaming cognition, in which state concepts against all reason come together, and keel in shy increments towards the fallow space between them.

                                                                                                                                                              stupidity || dumbness

 

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A hypnopompic state refers to the [[state of consciousness]] leading out of sleep. Its twin is the [[hypnagogic]] state at sleep onset: the hypnagogic is [[rational]] waking cognition trying to make sense of non-linear [[images]] and associations; the hypnopompic is emotional and credulous dreaming cognition trying to make sense of real world stolidity. Hypnopomps often awaken confused, or [[speak]] streaming [through neural tissue] [at interstices] without making sense. Hypnopomps think in [[scatter plains]], do not anticipate “the soft dispersals […of] empirical nodes […but] uncover them” (webbed in [[coupling]]) cross-inflecting in REM weave where the sleeper, hypnopompic, lingers parsing umpteeming [[threads]]. Hypnopomps venture […], return to the rational source encrusted with the signs of sleep; [[links]] in hypnopomp induce or locate (or invent) an [[alembic]], […whose] seams are flush and toothsome with ample fancy.

==See also== + *[[Sleep dust cuisine]] + *[[The unforeseeable future]] + *[[Lucid dream]] + *[[Fear of breakneckspeed]]

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