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Trademark moralities: “Fucking hell” is alright but the scythe and hammer is not?

“Morality is: the mediocre are worth more than the exceptions?”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Contemplating on morale, ethics, law and their relations towards each other is as ancient as those categories themselves and the literature on them could easily fill several libraries.

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Ordering the Public at Vienna Biennale

We are currently in Vienna to present a new performance work, Ordering the Public, as part of the 2015 Vienna Biennale‘s Performing Public Art Festival. 267 more words

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Exercise: Sarah Pickering

Look at some more images from Sarah Pickering’s series, Public Order on her website.

  • How do Pickering’s images make you feel?
  • Is Public Order an effective use of documentary or is it misleading?
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The Alien and Sedition Acts According to Prudence

After many years, I am now of the opinion that the Alien and Sedition Acts were good and sensible, and moreover are to be preferred to the situation that now obtains: a surveillance state coupled with a professedly liberal want of prejudice and a corresponding support for abstract individual rights. 83 more words


INAUGURAL LECTURE MARCH 2015: "Turning the world upside down and televising the tarpaulin revolution: what might ‘Protest Studies’ look like?”

I delivered my inaugural lecture at UEA on 3rd March. I didn’t have a script but some scribbles and bullet points. The following is thus not quite a transcript but is in effect what I said – with some points added that I simply forgot to make, or where some expansion would assist, and the introductory thanks to my friends and family omitted. 9,884 more words


Turning the world upside down and televising the tarpaulin revolution: what might 'protest studies' look like?

Tomorrow night, Tues 3rd March, I’ll be giving my inaugural professorial lecture at UEA. It is, in broad terms, a whistle stop tour through various disciplines to see what lawyers interested in protest, dissent and political participation can learn from the ideas and theories of others, and in reverse what they might learn from us. 273 more words


Research point: documentary as art - 'Public Order'

Sarah Pickering’s ‘Public Order’ series is one of number of projects she has done around the fake environments that emergency services and armed forces use as training grounds to prepare for real conflicts and disasters. 575 more words