i suppose this post is a slight confession, but i don’t “get” some of the ideas we talk about in the thinking sessions. there i said it.
it isn’t like i sit there, eyes glazed/brain fried,.. i do try… i follow along, ask the odd question, make the occassional comment, (look up stuff on wikipedia that i don’t understand.) yet i don’t know how much progress i’m actually making, i read the texts, and i read a lot in general. but some weeks i get it and some weeks i don’t. this is no-ones fault apart from my own… my background in theory is small and malnourished… so i am putting in a concentrated effort to change this.
so i watched this… i put it on with next to no idea who he was or what he did… and it is by no means deep important thought provoking stuff, but i enjoyed it, and learned from it… zizek is no longer a mysterious imposing name to me. listening to him speak his own theories, and thoughts was more personal than reading it. we talked about similar ideas in relation to translations of text and the loss of accuracy with regards to derrida, and the differences between the written word and the spoken word… loss of emphasis, meaning, tone, life(?)…
onwards and forwards… more chewythoughtbrainfoodmatter.