Friday, January 9, 2009

Apparently, Other Spaces Still Exist

I would like to write a longer post on this subject, but as I am currently on fellowship and working to finish my dissertation in the next couple months, I think that two brief quotations will have to suffice for now:

"Mr. Mody of the maritime bureau in London said there were currently 15 vessels being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia, involving 290 crew members." —NY Times, Pirates Free Tanker After Ransom

"The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates." —Michel Foucault, Of Other Spaces