MCKENZIE WARK // THE BEACH BENEATH THE STREET
McKenzie Wark is a scholar of critical and media theory as well as notable historian of the Situationist International. Wark, Australian born, teaches at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, where his courses range from cultural studies to media theory with curriculum engaging with Cinema and Social Action, Game Culture, and the Military Entertainment Complex.
The Beach Beneath the Street centers on the Situationist International (SI), an international group of revolutionary thinkers and artists that sought to subvert the superficial spectacle engendered by advanced capitalism by constructing situations that allowed a freedom from what they deemed to be a fake reality.
*This lecture took place during the 2012-2013 academic year, but was not a part of the Ethics series.