As many as a thousand NYU students staged a DIE-IN in the center of Bobst Library on 11 December.
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.
The quantum leap into uncertainty...
...reflects the death of the binary and the rise of the tertiary, the third path of entanglement...the interconnection of all life forms.
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!
PhD Candidate, Sociology, NYU
Author of The Occupiers
Forthcoming from Oxford in 2015
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"