Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Professor Morton's Guide to Tropology 1: What Is a Trope?

A trope is an algorithm for generating a certain kind of meaning.

For instance:

1. Choose a noun.
2. Choose a cause of that noun.
3. Swap 2 for 1.
4. This is called metonymy.

Example: Prefab Sprout, “The King of Rock 'n' Roll.” What a joyful and sardonic song, mixed together in such a perfect blend. As a fan of chord clusters, you have to admit, etc.

Reminds me of my days at NYU!

The chorus…

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