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

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Silence



My friend Jeremy Braddock (Cornell) and I were talking about how effective and genuinely disturbing the silence is in this video.

4 comments:

Henry Warwick said...

Indeed. And it seems things might get a bit quieter around UCD if Katehi doesn't quit, viz:
http://cultureandcommunication.org/galloway/Why%20I%27m%20not%20visiting%20UC%20Davis%20in%20April.html

Interesting.

Jairus Victor Grove said...

It reminded me of the final scene from the Birds where Tippy Hedron is walked in a daze to the car while as a viewer you can't help but scrutinize every bird looking for the one that will start the frenzy. Of course the frenzy never comes. I think this was a political event Hitchcock would have been proud of. Depriving the Chancellor of her fantasy of the violent activists was the truly horrifying act.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMwvHLe5m3g

Timothy Morton said...

That would suck, IMO, Henry. The only people punished would be students. Why collectively punish all of us for what a few people did?

Timothy Morton said...

Another way to look at it: NYU is a high handed private school with an attitude. I'm supposed to feel grateful that in solidarity with me they refuse to show? Fuck that.