A "Latour Litany" generator for emacs
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Latour Litanizer

“When writing Alien Phenomenology I found myself wondering, what would happen if we put ontography, Latour Litany, and carpentry together? Heres one simple take, a 'Latour Litanizer.' It uses Wikipedias random page API to generate lists of things […] Like all Latour Litanies, this little gadget underscores the rich diversity of things. It also reminds us that human beings are among them, since a large number of Wikipedia articles describe living and historical persons.” —Ian Bogost

“[The] Latour Litanizer might be the first genuine piece of laboratory equipment ever created for philosophy.” —Levi R. Bryant

This is a simple version of Ian Bogost's method of generating “Latour Litanies” in emacs as a further (or furthering) exercise in ontography, metaphorism, and carpentry.


The litanizer can be installed from MELPA or manually via github.

(use-package litanize
 :config (defalias 'insert-litany #'litanize-at-point)) 

A litany can be generated in its own buffer, in the current buffer or programmatically as required.

M-x litanize will generate a litany in a new buffer

M-x litanize-at-point will generate a litany at the point