Turns out Zizek used to teach at New School. Which is where I teach! Drawing at Parsons. Figured out what love about Zizek. Last philosopher who seriously “hit me” like this was Georges Bataille. Zizek’s philosophical writings though vewy wigowous and deep – reach beyond historical terms in view of philosophy, not always always, but a lot. Presents deeply wrestled philosophical issues as occur in media, including theatre. Because of what theatre does – expounds on vision through sharing – resolution of aspiration to resolve truth-issues as occur in cinematic interpretation – BIG Z uses cinema / media (of all kinds) as a sort of pass-thru, an intermediary, distributive of philosophical implosions of truth in the heart of darkness, symmetry, religion etc etc – Does this to great intensity scrutiny relish! Super fab.