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Internationale Situationniste

     L’ Internationale situationniste (IS) était une organisation révolutionnaire désireuse d’en finir avec le malheur historique, avec la société de classes et la dictature de la marchandise. 410 more words

Psychogeography and Painting: On Cody Smith's VOIDS at Toronto's Brockton Collective

Canadian artist Cody Smith exhibited his latest series of paintings – VOIDS – at Toronto’s Brockton Collective.  Smith studied drawing/painting at the Ontario College of Art & Design (now OCAD University).   685 more words

Art

To Cruise or to Peruse?

Our group discussions on the texts seemed to be driven by a constant struggle between the empirical and the epistemological approach, perhaps mostly due to dissent on how de Certeau’s text (1988) should be grasped in terms of practical relevance. 568 more words

Dan

Psychogeography – Introducing the Inner Space of the Outer Existence

The Naked City, a psycho-geographical map by Guy Débord

Psychogeography is a widely applied concept – through some fault of its own, though for none in itself – whose contemporary use has found articulation in many revolutionary and resistant forms of anti-capitalist critique. 1,541 more words

Theory

Paul Stanley To Rock Hall Of Fame: “We Can’t Believe One Stupid Gimmick Got Us This Far”

Friday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony certainly did not go as planned. The all-star gala turned into a near riot when Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley announced to the capacity crowd that he wanted to thank “all the morons who shelled out millions of dollars on our worthless toys and mindlessly dull records.” He continued, “if it weren’t for you people being dumb as a pail of hammers, I’d have never been able to afford all of the cars, drugs and mansions I’ve bought over the years with money that could have been used on things that actually might have bettered your lives.” 545 more words

Excessive Cruelty Towards Strangers

SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE > GUY DEBORD

Not exactly a poem, more a tour de force of revolutionary conceptual explorations through words and image by French Situationist philosopher Guy Debord. This film pioneered a technique of video montage we might now call a ‘mashup’, in a complex and challenging prose that explores the relationship between society, culture, politics, art, media, and the abstraction of values that becomes almost a riddle of it’s own self. 738 more words