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<nettime-ann> : : New open access book!! : : Reading Debord in the Context of Digital Capitalism : :

Dear All,

With Marco Briziarelli and a bunch of interesting contributors from various disciplines, I've just published the open access book Spectacle 2.0  that might be of interest to some of you.

Please see link below. And please do get in contact with Westminster University Press (with Andrew Lockett <a.lockett@westminster.ac.uk>) if you'd be interested in reviewing it.  Thank you in advance.

With best wishes (and apologies for some cross-posting),

---------------------------------------- New open access book!!------------------------------------------------

   The Spectacle 2.0: Reading Debord in the Context of Digital Capitalism
Edited by Marco Briziarelli and Emiliana Armano
‘A much needed and valuable re-elaboration of a classic situationist concept.’
Dr Tiziana Terranova, Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’, Italy
     The Spectacle 2.0 recasts Debord’s theory of spectacle within the frame of 21st-century digital capitalism. It offers a reassessment of Debord’s original notion of Spectacle from the late 1960s, of its posterior revisitation in the 1990s, and it presents a reinterpretation of the concept within the scenario of contemporary informational capitalism and more specifically of digital and media labour. It is argued that the Spectacle 2.0 form operates as the interactive network that links through one singular (but contradictory) language and various imaginaries, uniting diverse productive contexts such as logistics, finance, new media and urbanism. Spectacle 2.0 thus colonizes most spheres of social life by processes of commodification, exploitation and reification.
  Diverse contributors consider the topic within the book’s two main sections: Part I conceptualizes and historicizes the Spectacle in the context of informational capitalism; contributions in Part II offer empirical cases that historicise the Spectacle.
  All contributions included in this book rework the category of the Spectacle to present a stimulating compendium of theoretical critical literature. In the era of the gig-economy, highly mediated content and President Trump, Debord’s concept is arguably more relevant than ever.

Table of Contents 
1. Preface: Guy Debord, Donald Trump, and the Politics of the Spectacle
Douglas Kellner
2. Introduction: From the Notion of Spectacle to Spectacle 2.0: The Dialectic of Capitalist Mediations
Marco Briziarelli and Emiliana Armano
Part I: Conceptualizing The Spectacle
3. The Integrated Spectacle: Towards the Aesthetic Capitalism
Vanni Codeluppi
4. Guy Debord, a Critique of Modernism and Fordism: What Lessons for Today?
Olivier Frayssé
5. The Spectacle of New Media: Addressing the Conceptual Nexus Between User Content and Valorisation
Raffaele Sciortino and Steve Wright
6. Spectacle and the Singularity: Debord and the ‘Autonomous Movement of Non-Life’ in Digital Capitalism
Clayton Rosati
Part II: Phenomenology and Historicisation of the Spectacle: from Debord to the Spectacle 2.0
7. Rio de Janeiro: Spectacularization and Subjectivities in Globo’s city
Barbara Szaniecki
8. Data Derives: Confronting Digital Geographic Information as Spectacle
Jim Thatcher and Craig M. Dalton
9. Branding, Selfbranding, Making: The Neototalitarian Relation Between Spectacle and Prosumers in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism
Nello Barile
10. Tin Hat Games – Producing, Funding, and Consuming an Independent Role-Playing Game in the Age of the Interactive Spectacle
Chiara Bassetti, Maurizio Teli, Annalisa Murgia
11. "Freelancing" as Spectacular Free labour: a Case Study on Indipendent Journalists in Romania
Romina Surugiu
12. Immaterial Labour and Reality TV: The Affective Surplus of Excess
Jacob Johanssen
13. Disrupting the Spectacle: The Case of Capul TV During and After Turkey’s Gezi Uprising
Ergin Bulut and Haluk Mert Bal


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