It’s over – I’m done with the exam and through so it doesn’t matter at all what I do or don’t remember of it. It was a subject about mediated public spheres and Foucault and the Panopticon and Bentham, where independent research didn’t have to happen and I was at one point graded on group work.
One thing that stuck in my head in the short answers was Is Miley Cyrus Relevant?
Yes, she is. She’s relevant as a symptom, and as a symbol. First, she’s something that has happened before, and will almost certainly happen again and again, as a postcorporate entity lashing out in attempts to claim maturity. She’s also a shorthand symbol, wrought thick with connotations and dripping with semiotic self-righteousness.