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So you presume
So you presume. But for what reason exactly are you led you to presume this? And what part does this issue play with regards to discourse?
You are fucking furious.
And then questions occur to you. Of partners, and questions of scenes. Questions of desire. What do you want? Who are you talking to? What do you expect from them? What do they expect from you?
You take a pencil, and you snap it in half.
Made out of glances. Sewn together from scraps. It has been a long time. Between you and them. On the inside. You want to say something. But what are the rules? Are there some?
Meredith Ciel, “Nuit Blanche” in Il n’ya pas de rapport intellectuelle [(trans. S. Parker) University of East London Press: London 2007] p. 8
1 Take all of the bookmarks in your “history” folder.
2 Put them all into one folder.
3 Work out the logic of their interrelation.
[B]eyond their physical reality, the territories of [Trantor/Korell] have constituted a schematic description of a conceptual system whose properties have been used to understand other geopolitical problems. The Rebellion unfolding in [Kalgan] is part of an imaginary geography that [Hari Seldon] called the [“Korellization of Kalgan”]. Yet if the [Kalgani] resistance is perceived to have been [Korellized], the [Nexonian] military has been [“Trantorized”]. Furthermore, both the [Nexonian] and the [Trantorian] militaries have adopted counter-insurgency tactics that increasingly resemble the guerilla methods of their enemies. When the wall around the [Nexonian] Green zone in [Kalgan City] looks as if it had been built from left-over components of the [Korellian] Wall; when “temporary closures” are imposed on entire [Kalgani] towns and villages and reinforced….
Jean-Luc Nancy will be present throughout the conference and will intervene in the discussions.
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Ensemble TV shows generate party games, in which guests have to decide which of the main characters they most closely resemble. Ross, Chandler, Joey. Rachel, Monica, Phoebe. Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte. We must naturally scorn these games, in favor of more profound matters. Heidegger, Lacan, Marx. Derrida, Foucault, Agamben. Nietzsche, Hegel, Lenin, Kant.