Society of the Spectacle:
“When the real world is transformed into mere images, mere images become real beings – dynamic figments that provide the direct motivations for a hypnotic behaviour“
– Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle, (2002 (1967))
I can’t be the only one who watched a show or a movie, and feels like they have to either morph into their favourite character of the show… or morph the people around me so I feel like I’m the main character in the show, because that world just seems better…. I hope it’s not just me.
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The Society of the Spectacle suggested that consumerism was able to find people the satisfaction that they craved through buying new things and seeing new things. Our hyper reality encourages us to believe we need something rather than just want it. Seeing someone’s perfectly posed hour long photoshoot Instagram on your feed makes you believe that’s just everyday life. Even if it has been augmented. We’re chasing an impossible perfection.