To examine the tension between spectacles and political agency in today's hypermediated digital society, Penner uses the ideas and practices of French Marxist Debord (1931-94) and the Situationist
International as a point of departure to reflect on the potential uses of new communications technology by left-wing organizations and social movements.
Or, in the spirit of Situationist
Guy Debord, they can derive from the derive--aimless drifting--even if at the risk of self-sacrifice, like a moth flickering about a flame (evoked in the ancient Latin palindrome with which he would title his last film: in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni, or "we turn in the night, consumed by fire").
He was a member of the Danish resistance during the Second World War, moved decisively forward as a founder of the Cobra (along with Constant) and the Imaginist Bauhaus movements, and became a key figure in the Situationist
I will concentrate on notions of spatial and social displacement drawn from the Situationist
movement of the late 1950s and 1960s and ask whether--in street theatre based on a play by Shakespeare--Shakespeare's play is present or absent, living or dead; and what happens to the audience when they are confronted by this destabilizing sense of authorial loss.
The authors explore a challenge to this view, which extends the so-called situationist
challenge to virtue ethics.
A punk rock, blues and country techno situationist
crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro pop band".
It is within this context that Gilman-Opalsky attempts to situate the Communist Manifesto for today's audience, realities, and experiences, using the methodological technique developed by the French Situationists
(an artistic-political organisation) under Guy Debord called detournement (meaning re-routing or hijacking) (Situationist
International, 1958, http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline///si/definitions.
The important insight of the Situationist
Movement was the idea, that spatial structures are able to "activate" citizens and encourage them to take part in the constructing urban surroundings.
Donald Nicholson-Smith's completely new translation highlights the two different ideas of the Situationist
International movement and brings to life one side of this argument from two books published in 1967 just prior to the upheavals in France.
The understanding of the relation between the mechanization of life and the deadening temporality that comes with it that, as Conrad Russell notes, reaches from Romanticist attempts to escape the reification of life through Surrealists such as Andre Breton, to Walter Benjamin, to Henri Lefebvre, to the Situationist
International, to Paul Virilio's contemporary theorization of speed (Russell 2002), is thus staged in Ballard's novels through a set of class-based contemporary time-space configurations.
Even if the situationist
challenge to virtue ethics succeeds, we have pragmatic reason to attribute virtues to people.
Had he said this and claimed that by wearing it he was challenging, in a situationist
manner, the nature of race issues in Britain today, he may have been lauded and been invited on to the Late Review.