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The Society of the Spectacle

The Society of the Spectacle

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The Society of the SpectacleIntroduction
 
In this lesson, students will finish the last portion of their quiz on Modernism, take a unit pretest, and consider the ideas of Guy Debord¶s
Society of the Spectacle
.
 
 
45
minute Block 
 
S
 pecialty class (no defined
SOL
¶s)
C
ognitive Objectives
 
S
tudents will show their prior knowledge of the upcoming unit through a pretest
.
 
 
S
tudents will explore the idea of the spectacle
.
 
M
aterials and Advanced Preparation
 
P
ower 
P
oint presentation/ digital projector 
 
 N
otes printouts
.
 
Teaching and Learning Sequence
 In
troductio
n/ 
A
n
ticipatory Set (5 mi
n
utes)
 
S
tudents will look at a quote by Debord:
 
o
 
³
 In
societies domi
n
ated by moder 
n
co
n
ditio
n
 s of productio
n,
life is prese
n
ted asa
n
imme
n
 se accumulatio
n
of spectacles. Everythi
ng 
that was directly lived hasreceded i
n
to a represe
n
tatio
n
o
 
I will have them try to decipher its meaning
.
 
 
I will explain to students that we will be looking once again at the idea of the spectacle(explored previously when discussing the
O
lympics)
.
  Lesso
n
Developme
n
t (35 mi
n
utes
 ,
Lecture a
n
d Discussio
n
 )
 
H
ow does media effect«
o
 
the way we think?
o
 
the way we experience the real, physical world?
o
 
the way we ³act´ or conduct our lives?
 
Media Consumption statistics: According to 2010
 N 
ew York Times
data«
o
 
Americans ages 8 to 18 Average more than seven and a half hours a day watchingtelevision or on the internet
.
 
o
 
W
hen taking multitasking into account: 11 hours of media content
.
 
o
 
T
his does
 N
O
T
count the hour and a half spent texting, or the half-hour talking oncellphones
.
 
 
Is this a positive or a negative thing?
 
W
e are ³experiencing life´ more through mass produced media than through our actualdaily interactions
.
 
 
o
 
E
xamples: Images of sunrises/sunsets vs
.
the actual; games like guitar hero;facebook 
.
 
 
³
T
he spectacle presents itself simultaneously as society itself, as a part of society, and asa
mea
n
 s of u
n
ificatio
n
.
As a part of society, it is the focal point of all vision and allconsciousness
.
´
o
 
Society itself 
: we begin to view mass media
as
society rather than merely arepresentation
.
 
o
 
 P 
art of society
: looking at it from a distance and seeing it as an element of society, an all-encompassing forum of ideas and images
.
 
o
 
 M 
ea
n
 s of u
n
ificatio
n
: songs, logos, images«
 
³
S
 pectators are linked solely by their one-way relationship to the very center that keepsthem isolated from each other 
.
 
T
he spectacle thus reunites the separated, but it reunitesthem only
i
n
their separate
n
ess
.
´
 
³
T
he reigning economic system is a
vicious circle of isolatio
n
.
Its technologies are basedon isolation, and they contribute to that same isolation
.
From automobiles to television,the goods that the spectacular system
chooses to produce
also serve it as weapons for constantly reinforcing the conditions that engender ³lonely crowds
.
´
 
³[
T
he spectacle] is not a mere decoration added to the real world
.
It is the very heart of this real society¶s unreality
.
In all of its particular manifestations ² news, propaganda,advertising, entertainment ² the spectacle represents the dominant
model 
of life
.
´
 
W
hile the media in many ways represents our lives, it also directs our lives (in Debord¶sview, the media is increasingly directing rather than representing)
o
 
T
raditional idea that ³art imitates life´ transforms into ³life imitates art
.
´
o
 
T
he difference between the media showing us
who we are
and showing us
who we should be.
 
 
 N
ews/advertising/entertainment drive public thought and discourse
.
 
o
 
T
alking ³around the water cooler´
 
T
he media creates characters or archetypes that we act out/ consume
.
 
o
 
Insane reality star 
o
 
Manufactured identities: the surfer, the goth, the prep, etc (market segmentation)
 
W
hat is behind all of this? Capitalism
.
 
 
³
T
he spectacle cannot be understood as a mere visual excess produced by mass-mediatechnologies
.
It is a worldview that has actually been materialized, a view of a world thathas become objective
.
´
o
 
objective
here meaning ³external/externalized´
 Closure (5 mi
n
utes)
 
During the last five minutes, we will have an open discussion about the idea of ³thespectacle
.
´
 
Homework 

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