An ambition of Appiphany, within the context of ubimage for konsult (noun-verb), is to choragraph (verb-noun) the "tenor" dimension of experience (the invisible, extrasensory, spiritual, connotative meaning). Ubimage does for existential wayfinding (you are not where you are, and are where you are not) what GPS does for physical navigation (you are here). This dimension has been fabulated in Arts & Letters (A&L) through the motif of "whiteness" (the blank --blanc, blanche), of which the most famous example in American letters is Melville's "the whiteness of the whale). [Note: Blanchot's signature]
The purpose of Modules is to address the complexity of apparatus heuretics by separating out a number of signifying units, to treat each one in isolation. Useful pedagogically, and also facilitates combinatorial testing. The plan for "Whiteness" is to collect some of the principal citations (examples), including primary and secondary texts and images. An added (site) benefit is to utilize the Forum "comment" feature.
For Once, Then, Something
By Robert Frost
Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs
Always wrong to the light, so never seeing
Deeper down in the well than where the water
Gives me back in a shining surface picture
Me myself in the summer heaven godlike
Looking out of a wreath of fern and cloud puffs.
Once, when trying with chin against a well-curb,
I discerned, as I thought, beyond the picture,
Through the picture, a something white, uncertain,
Something more of the depths—and then I lost it.
Water came to rebuke the too clear water.
One drop fell from a fern, and lo, a ripple
Shook whatever it was lay there at bottom,
Blurred it, blotted it out. What was that whiteness?
Truth? A pebble of quartz? For once, then, something.
*Kasimir Malevich, White on White
**Looking down a well (Flickr: Flickr search "looking down a well" gives 123,000 + images).