305MC: Spectacle 2 – Situationists & Revolution of the everyday

The Situationist International Society as a spectacle Alienation 1957 – 72 (Situationist International) A revolution of everyday life Both and art movement and a political one In the tradition of Dadaism, Surrealism and Letterism Avant – Garde Anti Bourgeois Radical Anarchistic The Society of the Spectacle (1967) Draws on marxist theories of Alienation, Commodity Fetichism…

305MC: Power 2

Themes How power enacted in our digital networks Public sphere & mass surveillance Discipline & Punishment propaganda Govern mentality Failure of the state / The establishment Centralised authority v decentralised systems Estates Of The Realm 1st Estate: Clergy 2nd Estate: Nobility 3rd Estate: Commoners 4th Estate: Independent press and media 5th Estate: Networked   bravenewworld (Aldous…

305MC: Memory 2: Mediated Memories

Mediated Memory Memory Work Sites of memory Pastiche & Nostalgia Prosthetic memory The Archive Examine how media texts help to construct our memories, understanding the concepts introduced. “Halbwachs suggests that memories are created in response to society” Memory Work memorywork [PDF] (Frigga Haug, 1987), “The premise for memory work or travail de memoire is that history is…

305MC: Memory 1

memory-1 (Presentation) Why we study media? Memory connects us to a sense of history, continuity ‘Memory forges the chain of tradition that passes events on from generation to generation’ Walter Benjamin, Schriften, 2 vols. (Frankfurt, 1955), I, 429. Berlin Wall & Cold War: Berlin: Landscape of Memory Memory is connected to our   sense of identity…

305MC: Power 1

power-1 (Presentation) Reading Foucault and Feminism: power, gender and the self Lois, McNay Cambridge: Polity Press 1992 (305.42 MCN ) hook-2001-discourseknowledge michel-foucault-powerknowledge-selected-interviews-and-other-writings-19721977-2 After this session you will know: – How subjects are produced in this clip – How surveillance work in this clip – How power work in this clip – How these aspects are intertwined…

305MC: Spectacle 1

305mc-analysing-mc-lecture-1-1617-presentation-for-moodle (Presentation) Reading Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle. 704.931 DEB Roland Barthes, Mythologies 084 BAR Le Bon on Crowds available as electronic resource through library portal Aristotle’s Poetics 704.71 ARI Defining Spectacle Consumption over active participation Something you watch Designed to keep you quiet Impressive Transports you in some way Illusion of participation “The spectacle is not a collection…

305MC (Lecture 2): Analysing Media & Communication [Power]

Module key themes and what do you think is the relationship between them? Internet Media “In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation”. – Guy Debord [HURRACAINE SANDY STORM CLIP] [The Day After…

305MC (Lecture 1): Analysing Media & Communication – Introduction

Introduction Key Themes Spectacle Power Memory Spectacle 2 Power 2 Memory 2 Summary of the module Submission Date: 9th December 3000 word essay (with separate bibliography) on a given topic 23 November 500 word essay plan (23rd November) *Send plan to respective tutor via email Attend, Be Present, Engage & Do the reading Engage with…