• “In a society that has abolished every kind of adventure, the only adventure that remains is to abolish the society.” Link to Wikipedia on protests of 1960’s France: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_1968_in_France
• Psycho–geography: urban planning is in itself a spectacle. Understanding our cities and societies in a different representation than the way in which we are used to or taught. Mapping the city in different ways.
• Many different forms of spectacle: religion, politics, media, etc.
• The Society of the Spectacle: Pushes us to manipulate the spectacle/ find innovative ways of using the spectacle to our benefit – “Disrupting the spectacle.”
• The spectacle is a form of distraction, a means of distracting people from living a life of awareness and natural being. We are living in a consumerist society in which we are surrounded by images/ advertisements that make us think we must buy things in order to have our needs met.
• The idea of alienation/ separation due to the advancement of technology. The possibility that people are left out from partaking in events/ movements because they do not actively engage with technology. (EX: do not have cell phone therefore cannot participate in ‘Peoples Skype’).
Sites/ Movies of Particular Interest:
“Man with a Movie Camera” – Vertov. Also related are films by Sergei Eisenstein.
The Yes Men: http://theyesmen.org/
Guardian Project: https://guardianproject.info/
People’s Skype: http://peoplesskype.org/
The Future of Interactice Design: http://worrydream.com/ABriefRantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign/
Our Goods: http://ourgoods.org/