[NetBehaviour] notes for performance philosophy session on saturday

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Jun 21 18:38:50 CEST 2017

Just a couple of notes here. If you treat identity as mathematical 
identity, i.e. A is A (where "is" is 3 horizontal lines), then it doesn't 
diverge in the same way, i.e. it places the person-x as a core. I played 
with substituting "body" for identity, i.e. physical body, my body for 
example or the body "of" a refugee; this grounds the discussion oddly, but 
perhaps keeps one aware that, even if someone begging is using a card 
receiver, there is still that the body of someone, that we never forget 
the body. For me as an 'Amerikkkan' (forgive the pun) this touches on 
issues of bodies, people, killed by the police (who get off, as you know 
yet another case of that yesterday)...

There have been numerous 'tests' in the states, a black and a white 
applying for jobs, going into hotels, etc. etc., as you speak about, and 
you already unfortunately know the results...

Best!, Alan, and thank you for the notes; they're fascinating

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