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Gilles Ivain — Wikipédia
Quoique membre éphémère de l'Internationale lettriste, Ivan, dit Gilles Ivain, peintre, écrivain, psychogéographe, ami d'Henry de Béarn, de Patrick Straram et de Gaëtan M. Langlais, a marqué d'une empreinte indélébile ce mouvement.

L'une des rares traces de l'importance du rôle qu'il a pu y jouer entre 1953 et 1954 demeure son Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau, texte écrit en 1952-1953 et dont une version, établie par Guy Debord, a paru en 1958 dans le premier numéro de la revue Internationale situationniste avec cette présentation : "L’Internationale lettriste avait adopté en octobre 1953 ce rapport de Gilles Ivain sur l’urbanisme, qui constitua un élément décisif de la nouvelle orientation prise alors par l’avant-garde expérimentale. Le présent texte a été établi à partir de deux états successifs du manuscrit, comportant de légères différences de formulation, conservés dans les archives de l’I.L., puis devenus les pièces numéro 103 et numéro 108 des Archives Situationnistes."
Situationism  urban  psychogeography 
january 2016 by juliusbeezer
On location: Maps, territories and train toilets - Will Self
The Polish-American mathematician and philosopher Alfred Korzybski coined the expression “the map is not the territory” to express the idea that there is a fundamental disjunction between a representation and what it represents.
philosophy  maps  psychogeography 
april 2015 by juliusbeezer
What makes the trial even more bizarre is that one of the defendants, Dr Bradley Garrett, is a respected academic at Oxford University whose doctoral thesis was written on… place-hacking. Dr Garrett was working in the tradition of ethnographers from Malinowski to Margaret Meade when he joined the place-hackers on their nocturnal adventures. He has subsequently published a book, Explore Everything, that examines urban exploration as a subcultural activity and an active critique of our increasingly off-limits city. Needless to say, TfL attempted to prevent its publication, showing a commitment to suppressing scholarship that goes, I would say, rather beyond its remit.
law  funny  scholarly  psychogeography  urban 
may 2014 by juliusbeezer
Unclear Holocaust – The New Inquiry
Movements of character and narrative burst into pure and mechanically perfect propulsions of a psychotic camera from which all this violence emanates. The Mise-En-Scene becomes an inventory of the dominant visual-auditory arsenal, enumerating and measuring the power of every weapon available to the Spectacle.
spectacle  psychogeography  film 
march 2013 by juliusbeezer
The Illuminati and Why It Spoke to Me | Fire Next Time
We believe our central task is to seek out the revolutionary elements of people’s everyday experiences, to support and push this self-activity in ever more radical directions. At the same time, we must ruthlessly critique everything that holds it back: both the racist, sexist, reactionary elements within it, and the liberals and self-appointed leaders who co-opt it, such as politicians, nonprofit staff, and union bureaucrats.
The vast majority of young men I build with say that there is a group of men, mostly white and all rich who are running the world. They decide when we go to war and who with, what we see on television and what music and movies we are exposed to. They would call them the Illuminati, I would call them capitalists. They would say that their motivation is the creation of the New World Order, I would say their motivation is money and greed. What we are saying is similar enough that we have a basis from which we can build.

I write this piece because in many leftist circles when I bring up the Illuminati theory I get a lot of eye rolling and laughter, but I don’t think that this is the way to approach the topic. We need to be realistic about the fact that this ideology holds weight within a lot of oppressed communities and since building towards revolution cannot happen unless oppressed communities are leading; then in order to make this happen we must organize in these communities and we will thus come across individuals who believe in the Illuminati. If we roll our eyes, laugh and write people off as stupid we will get nowhere.
politics  psychology  psychogeography  agnotology 
november 2012 by juliusbeezer
Introduction à une critique de la géographie urbaine - La Revue des Ressources
La psychogéographie se proposerait l’étude des lois exactes, et des effets précis du milieu géographique, consciemment aménagé ou non, agissant directement sur le comportement affectif des individus.
may 2012 by juliusbeezer
Cryptoforestry: Occupy as psychogeographic urbanism [draft 5]
In the indeterminate process of occupation people will quickly learn that a house really is a luxury you can do without, that long exposure to winter cold (talking about Europeans winters here, not Canadian or Russian ones) makes you look a bit scary but is perfectly survivable. The criminalization of squatting and the eviction of Occupy camps are part of the same motive: you are not allowed to escape.
politics  psychogeography 
march 2012 by juliusbeezer

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