Another experiment with Wittgenstein’s Tractatus

Spent some time hacking over the weekend. And here’s the result: a minimalist interactive version of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.

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The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is a text I’ve worked with already in the past.

This time I was intrigued by the simple yet super cool typed.js javascript library, which simulates animated typing.

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After testing it out a bit I realised that this approach allows to focus on the text with more attention that having it all displayed at once.

Since the words appear one at a time, it feels more like a verbal dialogue than reading. As a consequence, also the way the meaning of the text gets perceived changes.

Slower, deeper. Almost like meditating. Try it out here.

Credits

  • the typed.js javascript library.
  • the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Wittgenstein
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    • Stu Btwotwo

      “4.05 Reality is compared with the proposition”, is not a haiku.
      Even so, this page is a lovely presentation of the work,
      and is a mighty mind nudger. Thank you for sharing this piece.