Thinking- with is a practice difficult to cite. For it happens in the between of
writing, at the thresholds where the work takes on new direction, breathes
into consistency, falters. Where the writing thinks beyond where it has been
able to think before. It is with this practice of collective thinking that a book
begins to take form. Thank you to those who are often invisible in the writ-
ing but everywhere felt in the process.
Andrew Murphie, for the ethos that is at the core of your practice—be it
writing, or thinking, or organizing, or publishing. This project was moved
by the force of thought you embody.
Lone Bertelsen, for your work on wonder, a concept that, though not
foregrounded here, is at the core of what I think life can do. For wonder is
before the subject, beyond the form, in the interstices where life- living is at
its most intensive and its most ineffable.
Bill Connolly, for always bringing Nietzsche back and inviting his
refrain—“Was that life? Well then! Once more!”—to frame the question of
the political.
Tom Lamarre, for your true infradisciplinarity, that insatiable curiosity
that takes you far afield into other peoples’ thinking.
Pia Ednie- Brown, for being of the middling, and for crafting from that
environment of the more- than. Yours is an ethos of research- creation.
Sher Doruff, for your inventive practice of diagrammatic thinking. And,
in the spirit of diagramming, for always keeping the conversation going.
William Forsythe, Elizabeth Waterhouse, and Christopher Roman, for
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