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12/12/2014 03:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

(R)EVOLUTION IN NYC: NYU Students' Die-In Demonstrates Quantum Leap Into Cyclical Time

As many as a thousand NYU students staged a DIE-IN in the center of Bobst Library on 11 December.


Bobst University Library, December 11. Photo credit: Michael Gould-Wartofsky.

This new form of protest as homo generator performance crystalizes a global shift: the quantum leap out of the systematic reductionism/deterministic casualty of the corporate military industrial complex that is killing our food, our environment, our bodies and the planet.

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Bobst University Library, December 11. Photo credit: Michael Gould-Wartofsky.

The quantum leap into uncertainty...

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Bobst University Library, December 11. Photo credit: Michael Gould-Wartofsky.

...reflects the death of the binary and the rise of the tertiary, the third path of entanglement...the interconnection of all life forms.

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Bobst University Library, December 11. Photo credit: Michael Gould-Wartofsky.

The quantum leap into cyclical time is performed by the life/death/rebirth ritual of lying down and getting up again.

Michael Gould-Wartofsky send me this message via FB:

This was a direct action inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, and by the other die-ins that have been happening around NYC along with Ferguson, St. Louis, and other cities. The organizers of Wednesday's die-in were members and leaders of the Black Students Union at NYU. You can message them here: http://m.facebook.com/BSUNYU. Thanks for your intervention!

Michael Gould-Wartofsky
PhD Candidate, Sociology, NYU
Author of The Occupiers
Forthcoming from Oxford in 2015
www.michaelgouldwartofsky.com


Thank you to Michael Gould-Wartofsky for permission to publish his photos.

Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a philosopher/theorist based in Berlin, author of Hermeneutics of New Modernism and editor of Peggy Bloomer's "Surfgeist, Epic Narratives in New Media"