4 August 2004, 10:58 am Berlin
hi you both,
how much courgette did you have here?
4 August 2004, 5:24 pm Berlin
hi angelique, hi liesbeth,
how many green beans did you have?
i am curious what you think about the idea of technologies of the self
in a society of control. foucault describes the passage from disciplinary
to the society
of control. in very short terms, the disciplinary society is a society where
certain institutions like family, factory and school or hospital regulate the
people, sanctioning deviant behaviour to “normal” behaviour with
disciplinary power. in the society of control (in which we live now, foucault
thinks at least) we have now in-cooperated power structures, the normalizing
apparatus, a kind of autonomous alienation to be socially “integrated”.
when i think about technologies of the self in that way i am no longer sure what
exactly it is about. is it about the practice done by individuals and the society
to regulate and control bodies in relation to one another? and they are more
controllable as a result? to make it more clear: aren’t these technologies
of the self also de-politicizing?
on the other hand the possibility of “revolution” feels so abstract,
so distant today. so operating on capitalism through a relationship to your
own body could be a kind of activism. what do you think?
4 August 2004, 12:27 pm Amsterdam
1/2 courgette per portion.
Yesterday we had gazpacho soup for lunch and for dinner you have to
take 90 grams baked butter fish with two baked cherry-tomatoes, 1 small
green beans baked in butter with 1/4 onion and 1/2 garlic piece (teaspoon).All
the rest was the same.
It is very hot in Holland so yesterday we drank 200 ml cola-light extra and
400 ml water.
Good luck and speak to you soon,