Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016). one of the great film makers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, has died. Here is one of his films, A Taste of Cherry (1997):
Leisure is like work: in this cultural and economic environment consumption operates according to the same logic as production.
Scrolling through all the information-detritus of the internet, looking for the next hit of amusement, or outrage, or faux-edifying factoid. This kind of activity is essentially what we do for an employer. We navigate the data to extract a momentarily engaging triviality. Divorced from any meaningful context (depth), these superficies (surfaces) solicit our attention, directing it away from reflection and toward the ephemeral sugar-buzz of sensation.
[ Commotion On TV ]
[ Man On TV ]
Let Osborne speak.
[ Jeers, Booing ]
Let the man speak !
we are Europeans.