Internet Paradigm IV

Vampire Weekend at the Enmore Theatre (January 2020). Filmed and edited by Dayle Beazley (2020).

In this week’s lecture and tutorial, we focused on the ideas of simulacra, simulation, and spectacle. Within the discussion of spectacle, the idea of lonely crowds was brought up by Guy Debord.

While originally I felt disconnected from this topic, upon further discussion with peers and reading the blog posts and tweets of others, I began to understand and connect with the concept further. Debord even states that “modern reality [is] mediated by images,” something which I personally (and unintentionally) focus on as I curate my social media.

My remediation from this week is from Vampire Weekend’s Sydney concert in January 2020. As this is my favourite band, all I wanted to do was share this experience with my friends and followers on social media.

But from a personal perspective, why did I do that? Social obligation? Because I want to share my joy with others? For attention? To fit in?

Honestly, I don’t have an answer for that. Food for thought, I suppose.

References:

Debord, Guy 1967, ‘Chapter 1 “The Culmination of Separation”’, Society of the Spectacle.

About

Writer. Editor. Student. Creative.

More About Me

Get In Touch

Looking to work with me?

More Ways to Get In Touch

Blog

My most recent posts.

Blog

Published by daylebeazley

Writer. Editor. Student. Creative.

One thought on “Internet Paradigm IV

  1. This has always puzzled me. I tend to want to take some memento of the occasion as well, but some people attempt to film the whole thing! Like you remarked, for what? Why is it imperative that we have evidence of having had an experience and when did our experience become for the sake of appearing to have had for others. Of course, it’s a little more complicated than simply flaunting the copy…

    Like

Leave a Reply to codyjluke Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s