What is the contribution of this project?


An analogy

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.


Medium Technology Assessment in James Joyce

Communication and Noise

Design and communication