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Biopolitics of Attention
Bok Center, Harvard
Cambridge, MA
2.17.2017

One of the first things we learn is how to orient ourselves. The infant looks and turns, organizing and orienting himself in this way and that. Schooling asks of us a secondary apprenticeship, training us in a specific repertoire of collective attention and orientation. This workshop will engage the sensations involved in this training so that we can better appreciate the embodied commitments and opportunities in which we learn how to live.

Texts:

Jonathan Crary, Suspensions of Perception    Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, The Roots of Power

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University