​​Idiosyncrasy as Method


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Holger Schulze:
​​Idiosyncrasy as Method

Reflections on the epistemic continuum

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Abstract

There is a ​vast ​multitude of epistemic practices. As researchers we listen while reading, we taste while counting, we are gesturing and dancing around monitors and loudspeakers.​ The epistemic continuum of research historically never revolved exclusively around the alphanumeric system and its related practices of reading and counting, measuring, computing and writing. Yet​, ​this rather idiosyncratic ​bias towards letters and numbers, rather​ obsessively reiterated in the field of academia​, ​​still today is ​actively operating in funding institutions, in research environments and in publishing houses.​ This lecture (operating, alas​ -​ as a quite uncom​f​ortable proof of concept​ -​ to ​a larger extent in the alphanumeric system) will investigate this broader epistemic continuum. Could we identify ​our respective, individual and sensory idiosyncrasies as the actual core elements in any historical as well as future research methodologies?