IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


The Secret State: Masterclass, Lecture, Exhibition @ Stroom

Geographer, artist, and investigative journalist Trevor Paglen shares his insights on NSA, NGA, NRO, and other states of secrecy in Stroom Den Haag on 30 May 2014.

Continuing to explore the themes of surveillance, citizenship, and authority, this transatlantic programme of See You In The Hague brings the public and private implications of state defense, intelligence, and security into sharp relief:

Friday 30 May
12:00 - 16:00  Masterclass (for students by application before 20 May): Seeing Machines
17:00 - 18:30  Lecture and opening (for the public by registration): Seeing Secrecy

Paglen's presentation of images and flags from the secret state runs until 27 July 2014.

Recollect and reflect on related instances of resistance in The Hague earlier this year.  We'll be seeing you...



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