We’ve always studied Oceania

It’s important that it doesn’t matter why this surveillance was initiated. Anything truly nefarious to warrant this action would have been the main focus of the article (I see you Penn State and Michigan and, fuck, there’s a lot of you…). Okay, my point is that this erases teacher authority in the classroom. It removes the air of discussion (free market of ideas corporately controlled, I guess) and disincentives innovation and exploration. Academia is already performative, but at least we can see the audience.

Also, don’t think for a moment that any University Corp. won’t use the recordings to offer a remote class and not pay faculty salary. They will (they have)—gotta find that clip from Ivory Tower about one class taught by a “rock star” professor and taken by millions. Haha everybody starve!

Letter says UNC Chapel Hill secretly records professors

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