Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Revolution: "I used to watch television, now television watches me"

A great short piece by Peter Hallward in The Guardian on the opening of a new space (kind of a Badiouian read) in the so-called Middle East. (I can't help thinking we need drastically to undo this phraseology.)

Best line, from a protester: "I used to watch television, now television watches me." This is what Rousseau means when in his theory of drama he argues “Let the spectators become a spectacle for themselves.”

1 comment:

Thomas Gokey said...

I've long thought that we need to create a character who is the inverse of Yakov Smirnoff. This would be a great line for this character, something like "In capitalist X we don't watch television, television watches us."

I feel like there is another joke nearby but I can't put my finger on it, something about the way Facebook has turned our friendships into it's money.