Zizek on cloud computing, et cetera
What do you think about the criticisms of Lars Von Trier, who said that he understood Hitler?
Of course Hitler did terrible things. In the case of Lars there is another issue: the artist should be judged by what he does. I hate this idea that if you talk to a director or an author, you will discover something amazing, some secret. What they know is in what they produce. Many of them are idiots. David Lynch, frankly, is an idiot. He is now in a contract to collect millions of dollars to build a huge dome of meditation because he thinks that if more than ten people meditate in the same place they will release energy that will bring peace to the world. But in his movies, he is a genius. 
interview with Brazilian news magazine Epoca
Article from Inside Higher Ed

Zizek on cloud computing, et cetera

What do you think about the criticisms of Lars Von Trier, who said that he understood Hitler?

Of course Hitler did terrible things. In the case of Lars there is another issue: the artist should be judged by what he does. I hate this idea that if you talk to a director or an author, you will discover something amazing, some secret. What they know is in what they produce. Many of them are idiots. David Lynch, frankly, is an idiot. He is now in a contract to collect millions of dollars to build a huge dome of meditation because he thinks that if more than ten people meditate in the same place they will release energy that will bring peace to the world. But in his movies, he is a genius.

interview with Brazilian news magazine Epoca

Article from Inside Higher Ed