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Consuming the Society of Spectacle

by Hector Fernando Burga

In 1973, situationist Guy Debord produces a film version of his neo-marxist treatise "La Societe du Spectacle". Based on more than 200 aphorisms exploring the role of contemporary mass media, representation and visual consumption in modern urban life, its contemporary viewing sets forth the following question: Is it a source of liberation or domination? Watch it and find out.