class 5 spectacle

Read

Tiernan Morgan, Lorie Purje.  An Illustrated Guide to Guy DeBord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle.’  Hyperallergic, August 10, 2016. 

Reading questions — submit written responses on rolling Google doc — no more than 2 paragraphs

  1.  What are your responses to DeBord’s theory of the spectacle?  In your answer include two specific concepts by quoting (copy/paste) them directly in your text.  Explain what they mean to you and how they resonate with your lived experience.  
  2.  Following our class 4 discussion of “the story” being told about the Black Lives Matter protests, in what ways does the theory of the spectacle apply?  How are the entertainment industries channeling the spectacle? You might outline some specific elements.  What is the role of the spectator/consumer?  

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