NOTES ON APPROPRIATION
How We Remake the World: A Concise History of Everything questions the veracity of historical narratives and their claims to “fact.” By interweaving sourced and imagined text, we hope to undermine “truth” claims constructed by normative histories. To this extent, historical texts, poetic treatises, Wikipedia entries, and fabrications, etc. receive equal weight within our manuscript. History is a lie.
The text from “THE PROLOGUE LOGGED STATEMENTS MEANT TO MOVE” was culled from the following sources: an interview with Hélène Cixous, Donna Haraway's “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century,” Juliana Sphar's Transformations, Eve Sedgwick's Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity, Joyce Appleby's The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, and Gertrude Stein's “Patriarchal Poetry.”
We appropriated some time line text from Thucydides's The History of the Peloponnessian War, Plato's Republic, Horace's The Art of Poetry, John Drydens's “An Essay of Dramatic Poesy,” the National Weather Service's website (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mission.php ), Trey Moody's Climate Reply, Paul Valéry's “The Graveyard By The Sea,” Matthew Arnold's “The Study of Poetry,” Henry James's “The Art of Fiction,” Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, A.E. Housman's “Terence, This Is Stupid,” Walt Whitman's “Long, Long Hence,” Tristan Tzara's “Dada Manifesto 1918,” W.B. Yeats's The Trembling of the Veil, T.S. Eliot's “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” Hart Crane's The Bridge, Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Address, Gilles Deleuze's “Letter to a harsh Critic,” Jacques Derrida's “La parole soufflée,” and Wikipedia.
End quotations from the MOVEMENTS were taken from Abraham Lincoln's “Temperance Address (1842),” Christopher Columbus's Journal of First Voyage to America, Jack Spicer's “We Find The Body Difficult To Speak,” Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments, Charles Bernstein's “Lift Off,” Franklin Delenore Roosevelt's 02 Oct 1937 “Remarks at Grand Coulee Dam,” Robert Creeley's “Massachusetts,” George Oppen's “The Building of the Skyscraper,” George Hegel's Lectures on the History of Philosophy, Oscar Wilde's “The Soul of Man Under Socialism,” John Berryman's “Sonnet 1,” Michael Hardt and Antoni Negri's Empire, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus, as well as Anwswers.com, Brainyquote.com, Quotationpages.com, and Wikipedia.org.