1 Facebook stock
A couple of nice resources on the Society of the Spectacle:
- An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord's 'The Society of the Spectacle'
- Partially Examined Life Episode 170: Guy Debord’s “Society of the Spectacle”
I've found them both pretty handy for getting a grasp on the book and the spectacle.
If Debord were alive today, he would almost certainly extend his analysis of the spectacle to the Internet and social media. Debord would no doubt have been horrified by social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, which monetize our friendships, opinions, and emotions. Our internal thoughts and experiences are now commodifiable assets. Did you tweet today? Why haven’t you posted to Instagram? Did you “like” your friend’s photos on Facebook yet?
4 Elsewhere in the garden
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