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Re: <nettime> Academy of Fine Arts Vienna squatted!
John Hopkins on Wed, 28 Oct 2009 04:21:39 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Academy of Fine Arts Vienna squatted!


Eduard Freudmann wrote:

> The Bologna process aims at an extensive convergence of european
> Universities with the Anglo-American education system. The aim is to
> enter competition in the global education market in order to strengthen
> universitie's economic position and increase their research dependent
> revenues. The establishment of regulative norms and the harmonization of
> standards are the basis and at the same time the precondition of this
> process: without standardization there can be no measurability, without
> measurability no comparability, without comparability no competition.
> Economization and the logic of competition are imposed at every level of
> knowledge production. 

Brings back memories of the strike of the art faculty and students back in 
1996... (http://neoscenes.net/1996-04-22.jpg)

Standardization is inexorable as long as the Techno-social system has the
energy input to expend on maintaining and propagating ordered sub-systems.

That energy input is, at base, the attention paid to it by the individuals
who populate its institutional sub-systems.

When the Techno-social system runs out of energy input, it will gradually
gain in disorder and degrees of autonomous freedom.

Learning takes place everywhere all the time.  It is a mistake that you
expect a state institution, an integral part of the Techno-social system to
be a free and open system.  It's best to pay it NO attention and instead
take your education fully into your own hands.  Take your attention and
give it fully to your peers, and you will learn everything you need to
know.  And at the same time, you will see the Techno-social system weaken
as it loses your energy/attention input...

Leaning on/into the State in opposition only strengthens the
reified/reifying bulwarks of State.  Walk away on a new self-determinate
path and the State falls flat, crumbled edifice of artifice.

Liquidity and Flow (rather than Solidarity) from Sydney, where the #2
source of GNP to Australia is Corporate/International Education -- it's
right behind #1 which is the Extractives/Mining Industries.

Not much difference between the two, somehow...

jh


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