Timeo danaos et dona ferentes

A response to “Notations. There is no escape”

Arnaud Bailly - @dr_c0d3


Caveat Emptor


What’s the Curse About?

Notations are Social Too

  • Taking the Linguistic approach seriously: Notations are social through and through
    • Structure of powers are embedded in notations and their use
  • Distiguishing “High-level” vs “Low-level” languages entail a certain world view
  • “Design” vs. “Implementation” reenacts the old dichotomy of thought vs. matter, thinking vs. doing, Poiesis vs. Praxis