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From: Thomas Y. Levin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:24 AM
To: Der Derian, James
Subject: my little Situ show
Did I tell you about this little exhibition that I curated from my
personal collection of SI materials which is currently on view in
Philadelphia at the Slought Foundation? You can see some images --and
listen to the roundtable I did with Tony Vidler, Jean-Michel Rabbate
and Keith Sanborn-- at http://slought.org/content/11324/
How did the class go yesterday? Any reactions to my intervention?
On May 4, 2006, at 12:20 PM, Der Derian, James wrote:
Dug the show - especially the harsh situationist lighting...
Big buzz in class and out - good discussion on the scopic asymmetry of
the panopticon and recalibration of eventhood (TM by TYL),
and a revolt
of the masses, led by santos, against a 'literacy' of surveillance - too
suggestive of a singular meaning as opposed to preferable hermeneutics.
this is of course nonsense, since what I mean by literacy is precisely a critical hermeneutic capacity. Sheesh!!
All in all, great burst of brain food,
bon appetit. With oysters, bien sure.
James Der Derian
Professor of International Studies (Research)
Watson Institute for International Studies
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