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- Barth, Theodor 
Few would presently disagree that the conditions of our life and work on planet earth is immersive. Yet, can we imagine an existential leap—under these fundamental conditions—that will bring a simultaneous shift to the world and our lives? Based on this question, the present flyer-series queries the expanded self: one not orbital to our ego, but a wider self that includes artefacts and natural occurrences, reflected e.g. in Gregory Bateson’s query into the cybernetics of the expanded mind. In this connection the warehousing of human artefacts and natural occurrences (e.g., seen as resources) operate in a variety of modes reflecting the internal shifts in what e.g. Pierre Bourdieu understood as doxa: featuring opinion and assumption. Instead of querying the relation between opinion/assumption vs. knowledge/critique—according to an established scholarly template—we may attempt a generative analysis of the shifts in opinion, assumption, knowledge and critique as a whole. Thus, the shifts in the warehousing of the entities—artefacts/ occurrences—can be considered, and help us take awareness of the sideways/crabwise motion of change: which may be as much desired as it is difficult to detect. The case-base elaborated on in the set, are from furniture design and archival studies. Furniture and archives always exist alongside: which means that they are in one aspect independent and comparable, in another aspect dependent and functionally supportive. The case-materials are specific: the furniture materials are from Jørund Blikstad’s artistic research in furniture design for his PhD, while the other material hinge on specific insights from discoveries emerging from an ongoing interaction with the National Library. Both interaction-arenas unfolded in the Spring of 2021—as the C19 pandemic foreclosed—and the flyer-set targets a where environmental humanities and STS (science technology studies) are joint: featuring the strategic potential of the flyer-HEX. Essentially an experimental bid on exposition, or what exposition could be if transposed unto theory development. A task which may be as urgent as its occasions are rare. An effort, in league with practice, of a dramaturgical kind: combining the roles of the researcher and the in-house critic.
6 flyers (1 HEX): 1) attempt; 2) try again; 3) do something else; 4) return; 5) unlearn; 6) crossover.