Every once and awhile a YouTube video comes along that is to good not to share. This is one of those. This is for those of you who know a little about music but wish you knew more. An assessable introduction into what has been going on over the course of the last century to
Slavoj Zizek commented on the “Gangham Style” phenomenon at a recent lecture in Vermont. He makes the case that the hysteria surrounding the phenomenon is a form of spirituality that creates its own kind of sacred space, It's disgusting, so you have to watch it 40 or 50 times a day. It makes fun of
"...to the extent that it [TV] can train viewers to laugh at characters' unending put-downs of one another, to view ridicule as both the mode of social intercourse and the ultimate art-form, television can reinforce its own queer ontology of appearance: the most frightening prospect, for the well-conditioned viewer, becomes leaving oneself open to others'
Here are two short video’s for those who have difficulty understanding the question, “What is Postmodernity?” Part and parcel to "Post-Modern" culture is a growing understanding of the idea that there really is, “...nothing new under the sun.” All that is created around us has been created using variations on themes that have come before.