Networking, and Intention
it possible to argue for an underlying "intention"
of a networked assembly such as the online literary
journal Word For/Word? The very nature of its
digital medium invites non-linear, non-sequential
readings, thus making it problematic to think of
its assembled works only as discrete, autonomous
texts. I propose that one way to answer this
question is to rethink "intention" in terms of
textual encoding. Intention, in this regard, is not
a by-product, or end-result, of writing, nor the
manifestation of an author's "original" idea, but
an always on-going textual drift. My project
clarify this dynamic and seemingly infinite drift
of textual intention by encoding and
particularizing its recombinant processes.