Guardian on “Society of the Spectacle”

The Guardian has published an article titled "Guy Debord predicted our distracted society" to accompany their Big Ideas podcast discussing Guy Debord and the Society of the Spectacle. A few handpicked snippets: Its title alone is now used as shorthand for the image-saturated, comprehensively mediated way of life that defines all supposedly advanced cultures: relative … Continue reading Guardian on “Society of the Spectacle”

Debord around the web

Situationist Guy Debord and his thoughts on the Spectacle are enjoying a sustained social currency, having popped up around the web recently. The Guardian's "Big Ideas" podcast just posted a 13-minute discussion about the meaning of Debord's Society of the Spectacle and its evolution over the years, among many other spectacular topics. The New York … Continue reading Debord around the web