Working on an information literacy project,
I stumbled upon some new-to-me knowledge.
The frames that replaced the standards
sounded too much like episode titles
from Orphan Black to just leave it alone.
So I checked.
Season #2 titles are from Francis Bacon.
best known for cataloging the intellectual fallacies
of his time: idols of the tribe, the cave,
the marketplace, and the theater.
Season #3 titles come from Eisenhower’s
farewell address warning us of perils
of the military industrial complex (he always
knew when the muscles were about to be flexed*).
Season #4 titles are from Donna Harraway,
the professor who wrote The Cyborg Manifesto
(though addressed to women, we should
all read “The Informatics of Domination,”
“both bound in a spiral dance…” ).
So I informed the librarians who continue to argue
about the relative merits of framework
and standards for information literary instruction.
My rhizomatic approach breaks the tie.
* Gil Scott Heron – Work For Peace, 1994.