Society of the spectacle and late night tweets…

1 Jul

I was looking through my notes a few days ago, I made a few notes on the topic of “Society of the spectacle“, it’s defined as…

The decline of being into having, and having into mearly appearing


The spectacle is not a collection of images, it is a social relationship between people that is meditated my images

Now, I know some people who have told me recently how they are obsessed with Instagram.


In the spectacular society:

  • Quality of life is impoverished
  • Lack of authenticity
  • Human perceptions affected
  • Degradation of knowledge
  • Hindered critical thought
  • Spectacle obfuscates the past


The spectacle



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Donald Trump has been getting a little bit of heat recently with his late night tweets, some analysts think he is detached from reality, and the rest…

More than fifty years after the initial publication of Society of the Spectacle, mass media has become more prevalent, and more pervasive with television, the internet, cellular devices and social networking allowing our “relationship” with mass media to become a 24/7 pursuit.

This new state of omni-connection allows consumers of mass media and popular culture to now “follow” every action and even every thought of their favorite celebrities and figureheads thanks to multimedia microblog outlets like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.


The solution?




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