2013 has been a good year for all things perverse and egalitarian. OOO is dead (as is Harman’s short-lived interest in politics). Stupidity is alive (and, unfortunately, doing well). Timothy Morton is still insane.
Adam Kotsko is in Paris.
Peter Brötzmann still rules.
When the cheerful fellows from An und für sich raised their collective eyebrows at The Global Center for Advanced Studies (must be read with exaggerated tone of admiration and worshipfulness), they got 200 comments to their original post. Most were attempts to defend this new and exciting graduate school that aimed to fight the old system with some new and innovative ideas.
Now that the school released its secret plans for revolutionizing education and it’s a series of paid online courses, it’s appropriate to mention that some unknown French thinker called Jacques Rancière is joining the chorus of haters:
Here is an interesting discussion of Rancière’s interview.
UPDATE: Here is the beautiful revolutionary innovation in action (the first five minutes are priceless):