Our freedom to communicate as scientists is not a matter of convenience — Dr. Işık Barış Fidaner


18 Aralık 2016 Pazar günü saat 15:30’a doğru gönderilen altı e-postanın [*] beşincisi

From: fidaner@ece.neu.edu
To: johndoe@ece.neu.edu
CC: rsvpkeyboard@googlegroups.com

No problem John Doe.

We are free to use any of our e-mail addresses or not.

We are free to use any of these mailing lists or not.

We are free to write any of our messages or not.

And we are free to include any of the recipients or not.

Our freedom to communicate as scientists is not a matter of convenience.


Dr. Işık Barış Fidaner
Postdoc Researcher
?????, CSL, NEU
Boston, MA, USA


I answer questions only, I don’t respond to requests.

Ideas don’t have deadlines.

Have you considered applying for a VNIS?


From: fidaner@ece.neu.edu
To: johndoe@ece.neu.edu
CC: rsvpkeyboard@googlegroups.com

Sorun yok John Doe.

E-posta adreslerimizin her birini kullanıp kullanmamakta özgürüz.

Bu e-posta gruplarının her birini kullanıp kullanmamakta özgürüz.

Mesajlarımızın her birini yazıp yazmamakta özgürüz.


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The addressee

Their advertisement is addressed to the control group that shall enable them to conduct experiments to obtain a series of confirmations for the possible paternal metaphors that probably have been being proposed for the proper replacement of the Freudian superego.

In other words, they are looking for Einziger Zug, the unary trait, the single stroke.

“What are the signs of anxiety?”

An apology, a confession, a self-criticism.

“What is the likelihood?”

They are looking for a reality principle.

I wonder if they are social psychologists.


(Boston Red Line)


About my situation — Dr. Işık Barış Fidaner

January 14th 2017, Somerville Public Library (Turkish)

This morning, I wrote this short text About my situation to read here in the first Boston Lacan Study Group meeting of 2017. I will also send it as an e-mail afterwards.

I’m going to make the briefest and most abstract comment about what I went through: I’m just going to state the three criteria that weren’t met by my university group and conclude with a quote on Lacan.

Continue reading “About my situation — Dr. Işık Barış Fidaner”


AQUARIUM MANAGER (BACKGROUND: MACHINES BUZZING): “I’m [put the name of your “boss” here] All is fine here at [put the name of your working place here], I mean obviously the city has had a lot of problems and it’s been very hard for us to get into this building, but all the animals are fine, life support’s working great, and the building is is coming along just fine, so we are very positive, moving forward and we are not gonna have any issues, and we’ve got a FANTASTIC TEAM AND BLA BLA BLA BLA…” #PrayForTheSmokies

(Turkish translation)

They don’t even have the words to describe their situation. Who is “we”? What is a “problem”? What is an “issue”? What is coming along just fine? How are “we” “very positive”? What moving forward? What is the direction forward? North? South? East? West? Upward? Downward? #PreyForTheSmokies?


The context: 2016 Great Smoky Mountains wildfires