is the contribution of this project?
COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN
IN JAMES JOYCE
Whatever James Joyce had in mind,
did he achieve his purpose? Which were or are the effects of the way he choose
to do it on his purpose? Did he indeed transferred to the reader what was on
his mind? What he had on his mind? Is it describable on a written text so an
average person can figure it out? Did he manage to communicate himself out?
It is my belief that the analogies
contained here can answer these questions and help to create a frame of understanding
on his works. It should be considered an addition to Literature and by no means
it is a contender or a replacement to it.
The intention of this project is
to create an axiom for deciphering the gibberish and gobbledygook that after
all became the style of James Joyce at Finnegan's Wake and by
extension, provide an affordable way to understand and figure out Joyce`s mental
process applying it to his works. Since this whole job is a
Work in Progress, and probably will remain so, the idea is to link all
works of Joyce, which comprises three novels (A Portrait of the Artist
as Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake),
plus the short story collection Dubliners. If it is possible to
say so, if this job is a theorem,
the proposition is to demonstrate by analogy that James Joyce style is just
but noise in a communication process, printed books, which bring in their inception
severe limitations that are extensively used by Joyce. It is also taken for
grant that It is non existing at the Short Stories, he sets himself
up to that in the Portrait, matures it in Ulysses
and fully blossoms at Finnegan's.
One consequence of his "noise
style" is that the translation is highly impaired, being possible up
to the Portrait, very difficult, if not impossible at Ulysses,
and completely impossible in Finnegan's. But a solution to that
will be offered here, and it is that you can explain the "noise" in
any language and it is not necessary a knowledge of English more than high school
to figure out exactly what James Joyce had in mind.
Perhaps this whole job should be
called James Joyce Design and Communication Technology Assessment under
the ideas of Claude Shannon, Charles Eames and Marshall McLuhan or The
special ciphering of James Joyce.
Technology Assessment in James Joyce