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News Marlboro College presents talk on Occupy movement by Jason Michael Adams

MARLBORO, VT – (April 19, 2012) – Marlboro College hosts political theory professor Jason Michael Adams for his talk titled “Theorizing in Real Time: Occupy and the Culture of Immediacy” on Friday, May 4th at 7:00 pm in Ragle Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The Occupy movement prompted dozens of theoretical essays in online journals like Theory & Event and Possible Futures. Jason Michael Adams suggests that these essays were immediately relevant because of their theoretical basis. He argues that online journalism on the movement has shifted, in recent months, to less theoretically-mediated sites like Truthdig and Truthout, what he calls “clicktivist/slacktivist” sites.

A visiting professor of political theory at Williams College, Adams will draw on Karl Marx, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Paul Virilio to explore digital media’s capacity for immediacy and theoretical mediation. Adams’ talk is based on the first chapter of his forthcoming book Occupy Time: Immediacy and Resistance After Occupy Wall Street (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 65 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and close collaboration.


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