Use this page to post questions that we can ask Greg Ulmer during our February 7th interview. Each student should post two questions as soon after our second class meeting (1/23/2014) as possible. Then we can use the days before class to employ the discussion tab to prioritize the questions we should ask, with the goal of whittling the list down to the ones we want to ask the most.

A. Seera Akra
1. What does an argumentative essay lack not to be sufficient for electracy?
2.What do you mean by Electracy? Choragraphy? Fetishturgy? Chora? Heuretics? Can you please provide solid quick examples of each?


B. Ivana Dedic
3. You are known as the Aristotel of electracy, and he was a great visionary of his time. Based on all the knowledge you have about the subject, what do you think will come after electracy? Telephaty?

4.You say that School is intentionally designed to be conservative. Aren’t schools supposed to be making the people of tomorrow, with new ideas and fresh barrier-breaking tendencies? Whose intentions are you referring to?

C. Katie Equilin
5. I find your concepts of leveling out the educational playing field with Electracy very fascinating. Do you believe it is possible, this new mode of thinking, can have effective pedagogical change in the American School System?

6. You cite various historical philosophies from all over the world, with the internet the vast global machine it is, do you think Electracy will do what literacy failed to do in creating a global forum for cross-national communication. What are the implications if so?

D. Pierre Huberson

7. How does the comparative analysis of Literacy reconcile with the open source nature of everything Electracy encompasses?

8. Literacy was and still is by and large codified by western / european-centric thoughts - as witnessed by the majority of the references in Ulmer's essay.
By contrast, what he defines as Electracy is a global initiative, and is being appropriated by all according to their own endeavors.
Won't that by definition defy any attempt at codification?

E. Ashanti Mason-Chambers
9. In the essay you state that poetry is the new math, what do you believe is the new science? Could it be technology?
10. How do you suggest we keep technology and its ability to isolate people from preventing the embodied experience you discuss?

F. Richard Smyth
11. You mention in "Florida Measure (Chora)" that in orality the daemonium was the disembodied voice of the Gods (as in Plato's Ion, in which it says that for a poet "there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him" and that "these poems are not human, or the work of man, but divine and the work of God: and that the poets are only the interpreters of the Gods by whom they are severally possessed"), for literacy it becomes the inner voice of self-consciousness, and for electracy it becomes "the voice of intuition" or an embodied, electrate intelligence. I am wondering how it is that the daemonium of the body will "speak" and what language it will use -- how it will be communicated in new, digital media. That is, how are we to "articulate embodied experience?"
12. How are we to "think without concepts?" To "think with our bodies"? How will digital technologies augment such "embodied intelligence"?