Cornel West and Simon Critchley as liveblogging experience 1

So, here I am again, liveblogging another academic event. This event begins at 8:00, and I arrived at 7:35 to find not a single seat. Thus, I am sitting on the floor in the back of the Theresa Lang Community & Student Center at the New School in New York City. The fire sign above my head states that the room has a capacity of 200 people. Given the fact that there are people sitting in every seat and on the floor in all the aisles and in front of the emergency exits, let’s hope there will not be an emergency situation.

Clapping, so it must be them. Too bad I am in the back on the floor and cannot see them at all.