Field note 1: on inhabiting ‘thickness’
Site is a thick concept with a historically thin discourse attached, and Site Matters was
born of a desire to address this fact. As Carol Burns and I were getting close to submit-
ting our manuscript for publication we had to decide on an order for the collected essays.
To sort out the variables, we invented a tool we dubbed our ‘didactic table of contents’. It
took a while to figure out the best working format (columns? matrices? bubble dia-