I am trying to clean out my email inbox. fun.
but i came across a note from Greg Borenstein, about a blog post he’d made on a talk by Graham Harman
and I’d transcribed Harman’s “four methods for reversing common errors in failing to see objects,” and it’s worth highlighting here, albeit sloppily –
A way to test things:
A. Counter-factualize: New context, absurd transposition
B. Hyperbolize: If one were king of the universe, where would I need help?
C. Pseudo Objectify: Can you use it as a model, emulate or parody it? Style or front *is* the whole; forget about its pieces
D. Falsification: Can you disassemble the object, “reduce it to a set?” remove the parts from ay unifying whole. Falsify or trouble the whole, accidents do this well