Thinking about interruptions/distractions reminds me of notions of ‘the event’ which I am thinking about a lot at the moment for my MA writing.

Dennis Atkinson explains

For Badiou an event is a radical disruption that leads to a subsequent truth procedure which reconfigures the existing knowledge frameworks, practices and values of a social context (2012: 9)

So it is though a commotion causing rupture to prior thinking that the subject can reach new truths. Atkinson explains that it is in this state of disruption that one can be led to uncertainty and not knowing, which leads then to an emancipated state of ‘real learning’.

Is it possible to create a pedagogy of the event, keeping focus on radical leaps effecting local and personal disturbances?

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