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(5499) Kein Stress mit dem Gewicht - Faszination Wissen - ganze Sendung vom 11.5.2015 - YouTube
20:00 "stress esser" //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42788280 - Chronic stress disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels. This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxb1A3Q1vC8 - Escaping The Dietary Pleasure Trap - Alan Goldhamer DC - FULL TALK eg ice cream cold is too sweet. // Book Salt Sugar Fat.
fast  food  self-medication  abuse  junk  western  diet  S.A.D.  public  health  chronic  stress  poverty  trap  hormones  signals  reward  salt  sugar  fat  evolution  CVD  obesity  overweight  Cancer  dopamine  cortisol  metabolism  emotions  sickcare  mental  NHS  prevention  healthcare  exploitation  food–industrial  lobby  complex  vested  interest  weightloss  bariatric  surgery  diabetes  shiftwork  circadian  rhythm  sleep  Hygiene  alcohol  alcoholism  superficial  artificial  pleasure  processed 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
(4602) Camille Paglia: How to Deal with Men Like Harvey Weinstein - YouTube
super rant / Camille Paglia: How to Deal with Men Like Harvey Weinstein // ?TERF much? // post-modernism critic? eg Wittgenstein and Foucault // Freud // Jung //// Peterson interviews Paglia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-hIVnmUdXM //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9EZbSTAgHg - Postmodernism Exposed - Chomsky, Peterson, Paglia & Hicks &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxWOsUOsDyU - Paglia: "Young People Have Given Up on Freedom" - Hoff Sommers AEI is conservative neoliberal think tank //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfH8IG7Awk0 - Identity politics and the Marxist lie of white privilege //
Jordan  Peterson  Harvey  Weinstein  Camille  Paglia  sexism  Sexismus  Feminism  feminist  TERF  LGBT  masculinity  gender-based  discrimination  post-modernism  Freud  Jung  Sociology  Psychology  Society  objectification  superficial  Selbstdarstellung  Conservative  Retrotopia  Transgender  hate  speech  crime  post-racial  America  Identity  Politics  Culture  BAME  IQ  Socialism  Marx  Marxism 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Facebook founding president sounds alarm - BBC News
do you know your neighbour? Chomsky manufactured consent. perfect personal propagandist. outrage machine. time waster. feedback loop for No Representation feelings. “I use these platforms, I just don’t let these platforms use me,” // Adam Curtis - FB can not present you with a future, a proposal. bc it is insular isolated environment (perfect personal propagandist) even if you are 'connected with the world.' It's a sham. Its millions of bubbles. not "A" world connected. Occypy was better than facebook. But Occupy hat not even a handful of leaders. political social economic movements need leaders to refer to, dialogue, interview, sign policy papers, etc etc. mass democracy still needs a leader and leadershuip and management and people skills. see Momentum.
Facebook  Social  Media  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube  Selbstdarstellung  Zivilgesellschaft  Zivilcourage  Gesellschaft  Anarchism  Anarchy  addiction  dopamine  coping  mechanism  Chomsky  filterbubble  Filterblase  Newsfeed  filter  bubble  Brexit  Trump  Donald  DonaldTrump  AfD  PEGIDA  fake  news  Nationalism  Propaganda  journalism  journalismus  profit  maximisation  attention  span  neuroscience  mental  health  well-being  wellbeing  maladaptive  behaviour  well  being  Superficial  democracy  No  Representation  Culture  alt-right  right-wing  PC  far-right  White  Supremacy  Nazi  neo-Nazi  neoNazi  hate  speech  Data  Privacy  abuse  gaming  Snapchat  Psychology  Sociology  Society 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
(4002) Russell Brand​ in conversation with Dr. Drew​ Pinsky at Live Talks Los Angeles - YouTube
turned from citizen into addicted selfish schnell denkende (Daniel Kahneman) consumers (superficial, enslaved, became addicted, enabling reinforcing class structure, subconscious influenced propaganda style (Adam Curtis) - trapped, fetishised, buying self-worth). -VS- service (and care) to yourself and others (permanent, sustainable, conscious).
addiction  self-medication  book  Consumer  Consumerism  Capitalism  corporatism  Exploitation  Happiness  coping  mechanism  Facebook  Newsfeed  Instagram  Selbstdarstellung  Alain  De  Botton  dopamine  sustainability  sustainable  Psychology  Sociology  Society  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Zivilcourage  Zivilgesellschaft  Austerity  poverty  trap  neuroscience  Amazon  Netflix  Apple  Google  gratification  Religion  Culture  mental  health  Depression  abuse  selfish  self-awareness  self-regulation  Superficial  waste  neoliberalism  well-being  self-worth  selfworth  self  worth 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Hannah Arendt - Die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam (2015) - YouTube
'as individuum you dont have power, only in collective' << see Byung-Chul Han the 'depressive, weak, singled out individual who exploits him or her or they self. // Eichmann wie Trump w Daniel Hannahn wie Boris Johnson ein Hanswurst! EINer von vielen HANSwurst. klug aber dumm, banalitaet. 'Der unwille was mit dem anderen ist.' // 'Je oberflaechlicher jemand ist, desto eher wird sich jemand der banalitaet des boesen ergeben.' ie use of bigotry, prejudice, stigmata, cliche, alternative facts, ... xenohobia, hate speech,// Totalitarianism 14:15 - for far-right to rise, authoritarians, populismus to rise, need to create Luegenwelt, post-truth, post- fact, emotions only, alternative facts, ... brotbrett mit brotkrumen aud ihr doktrinen schnallen. Eine welt nur mut brotkrumen, da kann das funktionieren. Wo man sich ueber die Brokkrumen streitet (see NHS foreign patients charges debate). Adressing the emotional needs better than the centrists and the left, which also isnt reality. // Brexit also perpetuated as "Allmaechtig" single solution to all worries, needs, wants. // Ideology creates the evil itself. Ideology to monopolise truth. destroyes thinking as individual and perosnal individual judgement. // arends totalitarianism is classic, today w social media and internet and filter bubble it is neo-totalitarianism!!! no central organ it is a network connected riding on the same wave length for the same purpose.
Hannah  Arendt  workers  union  trade  Byung-Chul  Han  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstausbeutung  book  Philosophy  Soziologie  Sociology  Alain  de  Botton  Status  Anxiety  rat  race  Consumer  Consumerism  Selfie  Self-Employment  gig  economy  1099  Platform  Capitalism  Corporate  corporatism  neoliberalism  neoliberal  crony  Zeitarbeit  Leiharbeit  zero  hour  contract  Contractor  Productivity  burnout  GFC  recovery  bank  bailout  Agenda2010  hartz-IV  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Brexit  TTIP  Capital  CETA  TTP  TISA  Boris  Johnson  Theresa  May  Superficial  Evil  prejudice  bigot  bigotry  far-right  right-wing  White  Supremacy  alt-right  neo-Nazi  Xenophobia  Homophobia  transphobia  Fremdenfeindlichkeit  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  Racism  Stigma  Sexismus  Sexism  Misogynie  misogyny  gender-based  discrimination  inequality  BAME  Equality  Resistance 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
YouTube Has Changed
a system only rewarding more views //&! Toby Turner's Sexual Assault Scandal Broken Down - youtu.be/AiP6gP4E6XI &! twitter.com/OlgaKay/status/718924921536012288 [u get the whole spectrum of society, on YouTube ] &! Melanie Murphy - youtu.be/7yBE1dQ9yoM //&! now people collect evidence ie him drunk on a livestream - youtu.be/ulSt2o--1PM &! youtu.be/UkOIG2ZHRic "Toby Turner is a monster." &! by boogie2988 - youtu.be/_mWrLkjfVdY (mental health slash personality disorder; mechanistic patterns of behaviour to achieve xyz, subconsciously not apparent to person consciously in the moment without professional help/therapy) [...] the edited version that ends up on YouTube is superficial! see also Sam Pepper. //&! more and more people came out - youtu.be/LJ0eg05I9VE &! Toby Turner Rape Allegations - JaclynGlenn - youtu.be/vF2fsPshqwc &! youtu.be/WKJvkC3koaA #consent &! youtu.be/0I3mpyhmUy8 - can still press charges w phone evidence &! youtu.be/50alCOD7GAk //&! Follow-up - youtu.be/7A18W-iQ2S0
MCN  YouTube  noise  pollution  noise  Greed  content  discovery  Clickbait  Linkbait  creative  destruction  creativity  competition  attention  arbitrage  attention  graph  attention  span  mobile  homescreen  Entertainment  Escapeism  Platfom  Social  Media  pageviews  business  model  gossip  Celebrity  Culture  gossip  Tabloid  glossy  magazine  superficial  sexual  consent 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Connie Fisher on Make-Up
evolutionary psychology explanation: in more patriarchal societies, women wear less make-up (middle east v western world) make-up is a signal of equality. why do women wear make-up? "women have to show sexiness (attractiveness) to signal fertility. [...] subconscious natural selection." // industry worker "a treat, feeling good that rather looking good." // art, and can look like a different person // study showed that people prefer no-make-up make-up look. // advertising and marketing is positioning and spin it that it is seen in a feminist way along the way of 'you made the decision, you made yourself look better, ...' rarely do we judge men by their look ... ie rob ford toronto mayor, or chris christie. // Selfie has become a culture/pop culture phenomenon. bare face selfie is seen now as courageous! #trend - bare face is so alien to our make-up (look your best) norm/cultural norm! // putting on make-up and nice outfit (shopping, treat) can become coping mechanism against stress.
make-up  Beauty  Myth  image  industry  feminism  feminist  gossip  gossip  culture  celebrity  culture  Selbstdarstellung  Selfie  superficial  sickness  standard  Fashion  values  Alain  de  Botton  philosophy  gender-based  discrimination  Photoshop  photoshopped  Tabloid 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
The Truth About Caitlyn Jenner’s Politics (time.com)
After all, many Americans still see transgender people as strange or illegitimate. So it wouldn’t surprise me if interest in this story is partly driven by a desire to see the world’s most famous transgender person being taken down by her own community. Caitlyn Jenner has positioned herself as a representative or “ambassador” of trans communities, so I can understand why trans people object or take issue when her views fail to accurately reflect or support those communities. But when people who are unconcerned with transgender rights themselves start piling on, quite frankly, I am suspicious.
Transgender  Caitlyn  Jenner  LGBTQIASP  discrimination  hate  speech  hate  crime  Celebrity  gossip  Tabloid  culture  gossip  gossip  culture  Tabloid  TMZ  Daily  Mail  Hollywood  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  image  public  opinion  Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  Human  Rights  Glossy  Magazine  superficial  Kim  Kardashian  Entertainment  Industry  Social  Media 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Pariser Fashion Week: Promis in der ersten Reihe - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Panorama
being used for publicity. a and b lister's being invited so the designers/companies name is being dropped. and refreshed in peoples mind. the time you are no more important in the tabloids editorial, the minute you are no more invited to their shows. otherwise those shows and designers name would not appear on DailyMail and co. // abuse and co-dependency. stroking one's ego. superficial.
gossip  culture  gossip  celeb  celebrity  of  You  celebrity  culture  TMZ  Daily  Mail  Tabloid  Selbstdarstellung  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  Selfie  Social  Media  Fashion  Industry  beauty  sickness  Glossy  Magazine  superficial 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews took steroids 'to look good in the shower' - BBC Newsbeat
And admits he took them because he "wanted to look as good as possible". He says it was because he wanted to be bigger and stronger while training for the match. Newsbeat recently revealed one in 10 men training in UK gyms struggle with a body anxiety known as "bigorexia", or muscle dysmorphia. It's been compared to anorexia in reverse - where men become obsessed with putting on muscle. Depression, steroid abuse and even suicide are effects of bigorexia.
bigorexia  Doping  Steroid  Selbstdarstellung  superficial  Selfie  beauty  sickness  self-respect  confidence  Self-esteem  self-medication  coping  mechanism  well  being  mental  health  Social  Media  gossip  culture  gossip  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  Reality  TV  Hollywood  Television  Music  Industry 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Warum die Thighbrows auf Instagram auf die Thigh Gap folgen - Style - bento
Bye, Thigh Gap. [Hi] Thighbrows. [ superficial world that Social Media created. ] Es handelt sich dabei um das Haut- und Fettröllchen, das an der Falte zwischen Bein und Po – also an der Hüfte – entsteht, wenn man kniet, sitzt oder sich nach vorne beugt. Moment. Hat das nicht jeder? [...] Doch, nur ist die individuell mal mehr, mal weniger ausgeprägte Thighbrow in den meisten Fällen mit Kleidung verdeckt. Neu ist, dass hochausgeschnittene und eng anliegende Badeanzüge seit 2015 wieder getragen werden, und man die vergessene Körperstelle deshalb bald häufiger sehen wird. [... "hip cleavage" ...] [...] Durch die fotografisch festgehaltene Wiederholung avancieren gewisse Posen (Russenhocke, Fish Gape, Duck Face) zum nonverbalen Code, der ein gewisses Trendbewusstsein suggeriert, ohne explizit darauf hinzuweisen. Fotos spiegeln die Normen der Gesellschaft wider, brechen sie, spielen mit ihnen.
Social  Media  Selfie  Thighbrows  Trend  trends  Sexual  objectification  objectification  beauty  sickness  body  image  body  type  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  well  being  mental  health  superficial  Popular  Culture  Pop  Culture  mass  cultural  studies  cultural  study 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Hot or Not founder responds to Nancy Jo Sales' new book: "I don’t think we invented human nature"
Nearly every tweet I’ve read about Nancy Jo Sales’ new book “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” has been some variation of “I’m scared to read this.” Indeed by page 20, I started making plans to move to an Amish village by the time my daughter turns 12. The deeper I read, the more I was impressed by many of the young women Sales interviewed, and the more sorry I felt that we've given them this world.  [...] Sales also describes how young girls worship Kim Kardashian and derive their self worth from how many likes they get on Instagram.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  self-regulation  self-actualization  self-publishing  self-respect  self-censorship  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Selfie  Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  filter  bubble  Depression  YouTube  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  mobile  homescreen  Snapchat  Tinder  superficial  OkCupid  Reddit  #GamerGate  4chan  Sexting  mental  health  well  being  book  governance  Instagram.  Whisper  Yik  Yak  Vine  Kik  Ask.fm  self-worth  Sexual  objectification  objectification  Patriarchy  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Are 'Instagram Husbands' really a thing? - BBC News
A tongue-in-cheek video is highlighting the plight of "Instagram husbands" - those poor partners who are stuck miserably photographing the exploits of their loved ones. Its creators say it's a joke about the shallow nature of social media - rather than a comment on gender politics. [...] Instagram skews heavily towards young people and women: according to one estimate, 68% of its users are female. Facebook and Pinterest also skew female, while Twitter and Tumblr are roughly balanced and Reddit and similar forums are predominately male, according to the Pew Research Center.
Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  superficial  celebrity  culture  of  You  celebrity  status  symbol  status  anxiety  materialism  zombie  consumer  Newsfeed  Instagram  Twitter  Facebook  Depression  Selbstfürsorge  mental  health  prejudice  judgement  snap  judgement  Pinterest  YouTube  Entertainment  Vlog  mobile  homescreen  Escapeism  gossip  culture  Tabloid  Glossy  Magazine  gossip 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Popular Food Blogger Commits Suicide - YouTube
Comparison is the thief of life. especially to something edited like Facebook and Social Media in general. And photoshop and good flattering angles. // dwelling on negatives you can't change, bad. think about the things you can control. // liking yourself. // everyone is in your show as well, you are not the only freak you think you are. // self-esteem through being a force for good. purpose. autonomy. mastery. SELF-WORTH. You deserve to be happy. // living through the screen only. in safety. //
Social  Media  comparison  Alain  de  Botton  Depression  well  being  well-being  hopelessness  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation  helplessness  happiness  index  happiness  Instagram  Twitter  status  symbol  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  zombie  consumer  materialism  consumerist  consumerism  paradox  of  choice  FOMO  consumer  choice  mental  health  mental  illness  life  hacker  life  lesson  Pinterest  YouTube  mobile  homescreen  Dopamine  Serotonin  sociology  psychology  self-respect  self-regulation  Self-esteem  intrinsic  motivation  Autonomy  Mastery  Purpose  self-love  self-worth  Suicide  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  Zivilcourage  civil  courage  courage  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  instant  gratification  superficial 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
W. Keith Campbell: The Narcissism Epidemic - YouTube
Social Media = an instant in ones life. not ones life. but this disclosure isn't written in there. under pictures, videos, tweets. + Environment of status symbols, status anxiety, debt fueled (zombie) consumerism. Fast Fashion. Throwaway society. At large not being sustainable. Status quo. Living in the now. Binge Drinking. Keeping up with the John's. Millennials - everyone gets a trophy, even for participation. ... this environment creates a need to display being happy and successful and having everything in life. [...] abundance of digital gossip. whether its whatsapp/sms in own circle at large and in the tabloid [...] 'Narcissism predicts leaders, but not whether they are good or bad.' [Could even argue they dont care abt their eulogy, see David Brooks book Character] [ & rising incivility in politics and lack of trust ] // W. Keith Campbell: The Roots of Narcissism - youtu.be/HXbeKKhQXKA - From find meaning in self (actualization) 2 self-expression & display, praise work
Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  status  symbol  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  social  status  sociology  psychology  capitalism  exploitation  environment  book  Selbstfürsorge  Media  Instagram  Vlog  Facebook  anxiety  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  zombie  consumer  consumer  debt  credit  card  binge  drinking  Millennials  generationy  selfish  gene  self-belief  self-regulation  self-respect  Self-esteem  self-awareness  beauty  sickness  Fast  Fashion  Fashion  Industry  beauty  standard  beauty  gossip  culture  gossip  self-improvement  self-help  book  Alain  de  Botton  philosophy  Friendship  friends  superficial  public  awareness  public  discourse  public  debate  public  perception  Life  culture  mental  health  Selfie  quantified  self  self-publishing  Twitter  empathy  society  social  society  western  society  Gesellschaft  civic  society  common  good  soziologie  sociopath  narcissism  well  being  crony  capitalism  Leadership  human  resources  management  character  democracy  Career  Politicians  bullying  civil  courage  civil  society  courage  Zivilcourage  Zivilgesellschaft  ego  No  Representation  trust  Policy  Makers  compromise  psychopath  Wall  Street  GFC  investment  banking  confidence  identity  national  identity  compassion  parenting  only  child  Failu 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Potential Upside To A Technology Bubble | TechCrunch
just look at the graph, seed ang frowth round are impacted only. while a is still up a sizable 80% y/y. makes sense. // // From the article ""I am currently reading Antifragile. The premise of the book is looking at potential gains in times of disorder [R.I.P. Good Times Slide Show (2008) - http://tcrn.ch/ZBZw7u], and it’s a terrific read for those involved in startups and investing. Navigating fundamental shifts in technology and outer market forces are key characteristics of great founders. I look at the funding landscape and see a terrific environment for learning. Bubble or not there are certain things that remain true. Great founders create amazing companies and great founders will always find a way to succeed."" // 1bn valuation and the attribution of Unicorn and 'product CEO' for life of _your_ company, became a status symbol. // first lava stream of money bid-up asia and brick, now flown/flowing out and bidding up the Private Market where highest bidder wins.
Silicon  Valley  Seed  Round  growth  hunt  for  yield  A  Round  GFC  recession  Unicorn  symptom  burn  rate  superficial  status  anxiety  status  symbol  Private  Equity  bubble  bond  bubble  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  distortion  secular  stagnation  liquidity  trap  speculative  bubbles  Super  Rich  1%  asset  allocation  incomplete  information  complexity  herding  bubbles  demographic  bubble  asset  bubble  Structural  Impediments  imbalance  faultlines 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Tinder hooks up with Instagram in a perfect match of two rose-tinted, narcissistic apps | PandoDaily
keeping up with the Jones has reached a new low with FB, Instagram, Tinder and Co. // "Instagram isn’t about reality – it’s about a well-crafted fantasy, a highlights reel of your life that shows off versions of yourself that you want to remember and put on display in a glass case for other people to admire and browse through. It’s why most of the photographs uploaded to Instagram are beautiful and entertaining slices of life and not the tedious time in-between of those moments, when bills get paid, cranky children are put to bed, little spats with friends."
Tinder  Instagram  status  symbol  status  anxiety  social  status  socioeconomic  status  superficial  Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  Facebook  narcissism  Online  Dating  Philosophy  social  science  sociology  authenticity 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Inside Out London - The Great Property Race
London, one of the most expensive places on earth to live. // Inside Out London - The Great Property Race - Mark Jordan joins first-time buyers and cash-rich Chinese investors as they race to buy homes in the capital's fast, furious and often cruel market. >> London-mania, speculation, ASIAN individual investors leave flats empty & sell them again after 12-18m after much appreciation of value. Buying just based on the prospect & not one stone put down or even speculating on green fields planning permission 5 years down the road. Insane. // &! Existing owners building owners are in a Millionaire Basement Wars - bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r86yg // Think about all that money being invested long-term into productive investments (STEM) creating current & future opportunity. Lowering the output & productivity gap of UK! Once, a high rise is finished, there are no jobs there that generate tax income from revenue/profit generation - that of a worker or company of the 21st century.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Dating-App Tinder: Sex per Chat - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Busy Busy Buys, always something doing, needed, planning, on the fast lane ... ] Nichts gegen Vögeln um die Ecke, aber erstens geht das wunderbar ohne Handy und zweitens habe ich die Theorie, dass Paarungsplattformen vor allem deshalb gut besucht sind, weil sich die Menschen miteinander vom Leben ablenken. Es geht vielen vielleicht gar nicht so sehr um Sex, geschweige denn um ein reales Gegenüber, sondern um digitale Beschäftigung. Warum mag niemand mehr allein sein? Damit meine ich nicht nur nachts im Bett allein, sondern auch tagsüber an der Bushaltestelle allein. Oder abends im Klub. Einfach mal rumstehen und etwas denken. Oder fühlen. Nö. Lieber tippen. [...] Es herrscht die stille Übereinkunft, kurzfristig mit einem Bild überzeugen zu müssen - nicht mit dem eigenen Wesen oder möglicherweise gemeinsamen Hobbys. Und das Versprechen ist wichtig. [ fits into category;; interesting, but not relevant ]
Tinder  society  status  anxiety  socioeconomic  status  culture  superficial  frictionless 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
The World’s Biggest Popstars are Walking Contradictions | NOISEY
bit.ly/1HXHZIy &! "However, what's most telling, is that Lorde has become a bit of an icon for the materialists that she set out to criticise. Kanye loves her; "Royals" soundtracked an advert for a $700 Samsung phone; she's collaborated with MAC cosmetics. It's this exact contradiction - I'm this and I'm also this - which is part of a wider social trend that's fucking around with the definition of authenticity and counter-culture. This stems from what, if you want to get academic about it, is called hyperreality - a phenomenon first observed in the eighties by French sociologist Jean Baudrillard. Shows like The Only Way is Essex are the pinnacle of hyperreality, where even though it clearly states that it's been scripted for your pleasure, the programme relies on the viewer buying into the idea of the characters being completely genuine. [...] we don't want to reject consumer culture at all. We want to buy into the idea of rejecting it. [...] We suck it up and go along with it.
Music  Industry  Pop  Culture  frictionless  attention  span  Lorde  socioeconomic  status  status  symbol  social  status  status  anxiety  sociology  psychology  materialism  society  superficial  Entertainment  Industry  Personal  Brand  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  counter  Amanda  Palmer  YouTube  capitalism  aspirational  product  marketing  PR  Celebrity  of  You  celeb  counter-culture  authentic  authenticity  paradox  hyperreality  hypocrisy  Indie  Music  counterculture  Umberto  Eco  book 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Two - Posh People: Inside Tatler
http://www.royal.gov.uk/ &! at end of E1 ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04q0wwg/posh-people-inside-tatler-episode-1 ) RE: celebrity culture, gossip culture, tabloids and thus Tatler Magazine. Q: Why is it relevant in this day and age? A: Well, what is the point of relevance really? I mean, does anything has to be relevant? [...] Irrelevant things are what makes life fun. It would be ghastly if everything in life would be relevant. I mean that would be awful, wouldn't it? &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n64wm/episodes/guide
Toff  Establishment  Privileged  Aristocracy  UK  Royal  Family  class  warfare  working  class  middle  class  social  mobility  society  culture  socioeconomic  status  status  symbol  social  status  status  anxiety  superficial  upper  class 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness | Let's Queer Things Up!
[making money on the cost of other people ] // "People with co-occurring bipolar and schizophrenia have one of the highest suicide attempt rates of any group. 70.6% of these individuals will attempt suicide in their lifetime. You would think this would frighten us, and that we would be offering Bynes compassion on the mere basis that what she may be facing is, without a doubt, deadly. Yet the vast majority of press and articles surrounding Bynes’ mental state seems to ignore the stark reality of her struggle, and instead, opt to mock her erratic and unusual behavior. Rather than recognizing that she may have an illness, they have turned mental illness into a spectacle to watch, enjoy, and ridicule. [...] If no one has explained this to you, let me be the first to say that it is morally repugnant that we, as a society, are mocking mentally ill people. [...] It’s all fun and games until someone dies, as was the case with Robin Williams. [&too LGBTQIA << hate speech & crime]
Gossip  culture  gawking  Gawker  celebrity  celebrity  culture  of  You  Celebgate  celeb  n00d  Trading  Ring  Tabloid  mental  health  public  awareness  compassion  visibility  superficial  shallow  Daily  Mail  crony  capitalism  exploitation  society  culture  business  model  pageviews  Clickbait  throwaway  content  content  Privacy  human  decency  human  progress  human  resources  TMZ  dehumanisation  human  being  humanity  mental  illness  social  discrimination  ethics  morality  discrimination  minority  Stigma  prejudice  bias 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Charlotte Church attacks 'sexist' music industry
The music industry has a "culture of demeaning women" that forces stars to sell themselves as sex objects. The business is "a male dominated industry with a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality" and increasingly wants "sex objects that appear child-like", Church claimed. [...] Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to the pop star, warning her not to be exploited by the music business. [...] "Short burst messaging." (Shallow Content with no Context. Cheap. Meaningless. Disappearing in the ether.) + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24382051 + Look what the entertainment industry did to so many people (ie Germany Gina-Lisa Lohfink & Co https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=338916486255060) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24432329 + http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24395755 + !!! http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20131003/ !!!
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