The identity of the opposites, a central theme of Taoist thought, is indicated early in Finnegans Wake. The very first appearance of Shem and Shaun is as "the Hindoo, Shimar Shin," (p.10) a single figure. Through the rest of the book they are split into two figures, but they are constantly changing roles and merging into each other (for instance, in the "Geometry Lesson" chapter, where the Shem-type notes, left side of the page, leap suddenly to the right side, and the Shaun-type notes leap from right to left.) Again, in the Mercius and Justius dispute, Shem and Shaun are picked up at the end and carried off together by ALP. "Sonnies had a scrap," she says with feminine equanimity.

The two philosophers most frequently mentioned in the Wake, Nicholas of Cusa and Bruno of Nola, taught a dialectic of resolution of opposites. Joseph Needham in his monumental Science and Civilization in China, repeatedly mentions both Bruno and Nicholas as the only two Occidental philosophers before Liebnitz to have a basically Taoist outlook. --DR. ROBERT ANTON WILSON, TAO OF JOYCE.

"Callibrating the binary opposition of phonemes, which provided a central insight into the nature of linguistic meaning: meaning inheres not in sounds themselves - "d" and "t," for example - but in the contrast or difference between them, so that we can distinguish "dime" and "time" -- Margot Norris, The decentered universe of Finnegans wake: a structuralist analysis.


Part:1 Episode:1 Page:10

of the lipoleums, Toffeethief, that spy on the Willingdone from
his big white harse, the Capeinhope. Stonewall Willingdone
is an old maxy montrumeny. Lipoleums is nice hung
bushellors. This is hiena hinnessy laughing alout at the
Willingdone. This is lipsyg dooley krieging the funk from the hinnessy.
This is the hinndoo Shimar Shin between the dooley boy and the
hinnessy. Tip. This is the wixy old Willingdone picket up the
half of the threefoiled hat of lipoleums fromoud of the bluddle
filth. This is the hinndoo waxing ranjymad for a bombshoob.
This is the Willingdone hanking the half of the hat of lipoleums
up the tail on the buckside of his big white harse. Tip. That was
the last joke of Willingdone. Hit, hit, hit! This is the same white
harse of the Willingdone, Culpenhelp, waggling his tailoscrupp
with the half of a hat of lipoleums to insoult on the hinndoo
seeboy. Hney, hney, hney! (Bullsrag! Foul!) This is the seeboy,
madrashattaras, upjump and pumpim, cry to the Willingdone:
Ap Pukkaru! Pukka Yurap! This is the Willingdone, bornstable
ghentleman, tinders his maxbotch to the cursigan Shimar Shin.
Basucker youstead! This is the dooforhim seeboy blow the whole
of the half of the hat of lipoleums off of the top of the tail on the
back of his big wide harse. Tip (Bullseye! Game!) How
Copenhagen ended. This way the museyroom. Mind your boots goan

"Race is the primary site of this account of the Wake, with race discourse, especially in its ‘scientific’ forms, featuring largely. Such an emphasis requires some explanation because although race is a familiar enough concern of Joyce studies, especially since Vincent Cheng’s landmark reading, Joyce, Race and Empire (1995), it is usually worked differently. Most typically it figures in the context of Irish history and postcolonial critical traditions. Here race is often understood in terms of the Derridean binary where the imperial Self becomes conditioned against the colonial Other and vice versa. --

James Joyce and victims: reading the logic of exclusion
By Sean P. Murphy

"In 1937, Claude Shannon produced his master's thesis at MIT that implemented Boolean algebra and binary arithmetic using electronic relays and switches for the first time in history. Entitled A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits, Shannon's thesis essentially founded practical digital circuit design. --

What a warm time we were in there but how keling is here the
airabouts! We nowhere she lives but you mussna tell annaone for
the lamp of Jig-a-Lanthern! It's a candlelittle houthse of a month
and one windies. Downadown, High Downadown. And
nummered quaintlymine. And such reasonable weather too ! The
wagrant wind's awalt'zaround the piltdowns and on every blasted
knollyrock (if you can spot fifty I spy four more) there's that
gnarlybird ygathering, a runalittle, doalittle, preealittle, pouralittle,
wipealittle, kicksalittle,severalittle,eatalittle,whinealittle,kenalittle,
helfalittle,pelfalittle gnarlybird. A verytableland of bleakbardfields!
Under his seven wrothschields lies one, Lumproar. His glav toside
him. Skud ontorsed. Our pigeons pair are flewn for northcliffs. -JAMES JOYCE, FINNEGANS WAKE, PAGE 10.

The mirror and the killer-queen: otherness in literary language
By Gabriele Schwab

"There is clear relevance between all these notions, and they all contribute to our understanding of socio-economic change. The Adamses on migration and acceleration, Douglas on increment of association, Korzybski on “time-binding,” Fuller on synergy, Schrödinger on life as an anti-entropic process, Shannon and Weiner on information as negative entropy, and Leary on neuro-genetics, all illustrate part of what we mean by Information Increase. --Robert Anton Wilson, Human Intelligence Increase.

Due to finishing off my Novel that includes the members of RAW’s tale of the tribe scenario Universe, I can’t help but notice that many ideas surrounding the 2012 phenomena – geological phenomena, meteorite strikes, time and calendars, Prophecy, precognition and paranormal phenomena, historicism, cosmology, anthropology and strange alternative ideas to rock the mainstream opinion and poke at the standard model – are treated in a most scientific and rational but far from – dry – manner by RAW. And that’s not news, but I wanted to mention Giambattista Vico in particular – and by default Joyce – due to their correspondence with the principles of world ages – shifting ages – cyclical ages. Here, I guess, might be a good place to start a cross-cultural interdisciplinary study into the 2012 phenomena using Vico, Joyce, McLuhan and Dr. Wilson as quality critters, or guides to processing Maya world ages, the five ages of ancient Greece, Biblical ages, Hindu world age doctrine (Feat. Michael Cremo!), Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine – World Ages. Bobby has already covered some of this ground too, with his work on McLuhan, Vico, Joyce and RAW. --Steve Fly, Maybelogic Academy Post, 2008.
Joyce's Finnegans Wake: The Curse of Kabbalah
By John P. Anderson


10/01/10 = 38 in Binary Calculation
11/01/10 = 54.

"The Hebrew language uses its letters to represent numbers. The first nine letters represent the numbers I to 9 respectively; the next 10 letters represent the numbers 10, 20... to 90; and the next four represent 100 to 400. --

But, what does that mean?
Shannon and Wiener on a trip to China to discover the
Binary arithmetic of the King Wen sequence of the
3-bit, 6 bit, 8 bit, 64 bit I-Ching.

Binary coded dates like today 100110 are increasing
In frequency in the 2010-2011 years on planet earth.

Boolean Algebra vs. Binary arithemetic
Korzybski, Burroughs and Claude shannon?
Digital circuits, electronic switching?
Switching genes "ON" and "OFF" and...

Two values, two symbols, Joyce/Pound, TV/Internet
Joyce shouting on page 10 of ‘Our Pigeons pair are flown for northciffs’
Finnegans Wake as the Binary ‘On-Off’ pool of genes, atoms, bits
And synchronicity.

Page 10 is a binary code. New decede 2010
Awake to Boolean Algebra and binary arithemetic
To Von Neumann, Wiener, Shannon, Bohr and
William Rown Hamilton - Fourier, quarternion
1,2,3 get loose now.
Hologrammic Prose Scala Weapons. READ THEM!
Haha, POP Awake!
A Toast!

Joyce and popular culture
By R. B. Kershner

Any dozen words from the wake can
Concentrate a beam of Irish stew that taste
Reminiscent of the alpha-omega point 2012
The Twelve are 12 words,

Synchronicity to stop the infinite flux
Temporarily and demand feedback
Prose to arrest the reader into hyperspace
With such truth and radiant beauty of the felt presence
Of knowing neuro-gas where and whatnot abouts?

Sideway synchrony through gap junctions,
Correlation with gamma
Whitehead occation of experience
conscious pilot mdel
Light – bioluminescence
Self-assembling microtubules
Fullerines - as architecture

And if knowledge be rented, who should pay the rent
on that knowledge? Ambiguity
Digital inquisition gathering up dust after Millennium battle,
Freedom of Information, homeland security, war on terror,
Crash, murder, and the greatest machine in the world.

Switching channels between the ages,
The aboriginal electric tribes switch genes off,
And “on” at will,
Meta-programming youth rewrite
Billions of sharing revolutionaries building the
Transcendental blogjects at the end of time.

As Einstein and Edison, and as McLuhan, Bruno, Vico, Joyce,
Billions of revolutionaries are now
Building knowledge bases and places, verses and curses
Networks, games and flames, meeting places and spaces
For facts and experience to meet and greet.
Turning “on” genes, bits and atoms and ifs?

Correlation without connection
No longer confined to the fringe theory of
Non-local physics - not just Schroedinger in 2010!
Everyone can experience the infinite flux of being
And feedback the synchronistic intersection points

For an infinitely conscious super-computer
Somewhere in the future, a PKD divine thesis/exigesis
A point, a “stop” point that each of us, optimistically thinking,
Creative awakening to the group-mind
Over-matrix thingybob. Yeah.

With connections come cons...
More synchronicities, choices, changes, will you...
Drive the cosmic consciousness industry
Upside down and inside out,
Paranormal overdrive.

Aristotelian binary virus looking for a port in,
Burroughs’ own ethics of writing as a weapon of
Unknowing rather than a panacea of received wisdom.'

A shift of viewpoint,
Change of channel,
An extension of consciousness beyond ordinary experience”
No experts in the realm of the imagination

Orgy of sharing. Bioports and sensory stimulation.
Megatrends – Dark side of moon, dollar death, marijuana.
Things and thoughts
sharing things as cultural behaviour?

Subjects without selves: transitional texts in modern fiction
By Gabriele Schwab

sharing thoughts, evolutionary program (The magical grimoire)
Who's going to give you a bigger audience.
Who else will enjoy the moment of discovery.

wisdom of crowds – network intelligence
Cycling on Ice high on haze in Amsterdam.
“Facts need to be put into practice before they can be
Transformed into knowledge,
Kids achieving hyperconnectivity
Sharing joints

Self distribution of media
Novelty conserving HIVE mind negentropy trippy surprises
Information = surprise. Fortean phemonena
Hic ups
Wikipedia as the cultural object McKenna called:
Transdimensional object at the end of time.

What might Terence Mckenna say?
Document the process.
Make it replicable.
Sharing of culture and sharing of knowledge.
Yeah, I want to share everything, but...

Writing against the family: gender in Lawrence and Joyce
By Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson

What about that dude sitting at the bar. Oh, r'
What about him? What about the camera over there
Fixed into the ceiling, the sensors in the air
Thought police at the airport.

I want to share the keys to the cosmos, but, what if
God sees us? Where is he now. Share this shhhh.
Spare this clause, the point that I want to share
But...but my mum and my dad, what will they say
Will I be grounded by them, or arrested
By the other police force, tracking, snapping pics
And making notes. No, No I am not paranoid,
I am telenoid. Like Allen Ginsberg.

We turn fear to love on the natch.
But sharing such optimism might bring the heat,
Like dancing and painting and playing music
In the desolate city street. Yeah,
Lets share everything, OK,
Or, lets share something, most things, other peoples stuff
And some of our own stuff too, carefully balanced.

But, on the other hand,
What about the police and my criminal record,
What about the private police DNA database and the DMCA rules
And the private regulators tracking my internet activity.
What about the war on some drugs
The war on some terror?

I am flip flopping in verse to share
The curse of sharing, the curse of knowledge
But a curse that we must accept and embrace,
What is life without shared experience?
Isolation, lonelyness and atropy?
Language vs. the equation.

Inauthentic: the anxiety over culture and identity / Vincent J. Cheng
By Vincent John Cheng