a search advisory committee filters for leadership

The language of the upper echelons of leadership is digitalization… Otherwise, commands and censures, those two antisymmetrical instruments of leadership, could not be communicated.  KIttler, Gramophone, 249-50.

Leadership requests strengths and weaknesses from advisory committees as a way to filter out the “accidental noise” of culture for “an absolute all-or-none organ.” The trench-warfare irony is that the advisory committee becomes the filter of their own instruments. They become the noise that is filtered. Complicit.