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François Lachance

Current Projects

Transmedial Skinning : exploring possible worlds and transduction to posit three principles (transposition, expansion, displacement)

Explorations of the meta-meta (metadiscursive) 7th communication function http://lachance.artsci.utoronto.ca/seven/

A Rhetoric Cookbook: Recipes for Distributed Living http://lachance.artsci.utoronto.ca/cookbook.html

Writings for and about Pedagogy

Musings include one small piece about course endings and after course blues, of course

Syllabi: courses taught and teachable
Sprezzatura and Blogcraft
Benefits of mild information overload
Of Drugs, Messages and Time
Hand, Eye and Brain: designing for voice, vision and mind
Archives, Archivers and Achievement
Searching and Reading
Guide to the Rhetoric of Discussion Lists

Theorizing Language Games and Semiotic Play

An open copybook with glosses, Berneval
A statement of purpose Intellectual Itinerary
Per Interactivity ad Virtuality via Textuality
Notes on Interactivy
Possible Intersections - Poeticity, Theatricality, Narrativity
A Cardinal Virtues' Dialogue (yes, all four of them babble)
No Big Words, a rhetorical exploration of the complex simplicity of monosyllables
Orbiting Metaphors that Inspire a Taste for Change
The Written, the Archived and the Active
Sense: Orientations, Meanings, Apparatus
Cloud Cows: Remarks on Marking a piece in pieces re "What is a minor literature?" by Deleuze and Guattari
Metadrama and Computer-Mediated Communication
Bibliography and Theory: De Man reading Riffaterre reading Hugo and Avital Ronell's The Telephone Book
Studies in Hypertext Theory

Pictures & Practices

explorations in graphic fluency
LOOSE >>> various offerings
>>> Clioscope & other pieces >>> such as a Poem Cycle of the Homo-Defiant Sort
Sine Die

Associated with the following electronic editing projects:

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    John Evelyn Letters Project


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    XML-TEI encoding & content modelling of Phyllis Gotlieb article on A.M. Klien


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    projet Hyperlistes project


    Now only available through the Wayback Machine

    https://web.archive.org/web/20110109064655/http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~hyplist/ *

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    Le Jardin: A TEI project - splicing XML with XSLT to produce entries for some, none or all of four HTML outputs -- all governed by the chance operations of a roll of the die

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For those interested in
Computing and the Humanities
Humanist, the discussion group
moderated by
Willard McCarty


Proceedings from two annual online conferences about online teaching:

Teaching in the Community Colleges Online Conference
Teaching Online in Higher Education
The archives of these proceedings seems to have been moved. Appreciate hearing about their present location. (April 2020)


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