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INSIDE OUT - Craig Dworkin: Text Engines: the Potential Energy of Procedure

As part of the Inside Out lecture series visiting lecturer Craig Dworkin will be giving five talks,'Text Engines: the Potential Energy of Procedure' is the fourth in the series.

Focusing on the work of George Perec, this lecture picks up on Wittgenstein’s insights into the logic of rule-following in the Philosophical Investigations in order to understand the stakes behind figuring procedures as machines for generating art. The mechanics of procedure is fundamental to understanding a history of poetics: from the rules of the OuLiPo to the contraptions of Pataphysics to the text-engines of our own moment of Conceptual Writing.