1. My thoughts have been replaced by moving images…(I should probably turn of the television)
A Situationist International detourned poster representing the society of the spectacle.

The Situationist International was formed in 1957 as a merger between the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, headed by Asger Jorn and the Lettrist International headed by Guy Debord. The Situationists were highly politicised at a time when it was fashionable for avant-gardes to separate from social revolt and the group believed that the “…strict professionalism of architects and design led to a sterilisation of spontaneity and playfulness.” The group had anti-rationalist and anti-consumerist philosophies which are constantly contrasted to many of Le Corbusier’s works throughout the book; one notable example being from the memoires of Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, likening the plan of a prison workhouse as a damning metaphor for their experience of modernity. Many of these anti-modernist opinions stem from Debord’s ideas on an ideal urbanism as a “…projection in space of a social hierarchy without conflict…” and from the belief that technology implemented into modern bureaucratised capitalism reduces people’s independence and creativity.

    My thoughts have been replaced by moving images…(I should probably turn of the television)

    A Situationist International detourned poster representing the society of the spectacle.

    The Situationist International was formed in 1957 as a merger between the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, headed by Asger Jorn and the Lettrist International headed by Guy Debord. The Situationists were highly politicised at a time when it was fashionable for avant-gardes to separate from social revolt and the group believed that the “…strict professionalism of architects and design led to a sterilisation of spontaneity and playfulness.” The group had anti-rationalist and anti-consumerist philosophies which are constantly contrasted to many of Le Corbusier’s works throughout the book; one notable example being from the memoires of Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, likening the plan of a prison workhouse as a damning metaphor for their experience of modernity. Many of these anti-modernist opinions stem from Debord’s ideas on an ideal urbanism as a “…projection in space of a social hierarchy without conflict…” and from the belief that technology implemented into modern bureaucratised capitalism reduces people’s independence and creativity.

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    With the recent boom of technology in the last 20 years,...couldn’t believe
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    I really like this image, originally by Guy Debord. I think it can be applied to today and how far technology has come.
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