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Bill Wasik

-Created the first 8 flashmobs

-says hipsters promote what is cool to feel a part of the in crowd

-flashmobs are a critique of the hipster mentality

Howard Rheingold

Wrote Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

Michel Foucault

On Society

-Surveillance is foundation for the ideal of "disciplinary society"

-Through surveillance, institutions create docile bodies

-Individuals begins to self-surveil, making the work of any overseeing body superfluous

-Disciplinary society becomes theoretical basis for modern governing institutions.

Gilles Deleuz

On Technology

-With advent of new technologies, governments seek control over networks and populations

-To achieve such influence, more continuous forms of control predominate

"One is never finished with anything"

Return again and again for "continuing" education

Guy Debord

On Spectacle

-Confluence of advanced capitalism, the mass media, government, and the "decline of being into having and having into merely appearing"

-Inverted image of society in which relationships between commodities have replaced relationships between people

-passive identification with the spectacle replaces genuine activity

-"spectacle is not a collection of images, Rather it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images"

Victor Turner

On Communitas

-An unstructed community in which people are equal

-A feeling of shared togetherness or communal spirit

-Part of the interplay between social "structure" and "anti structure"

-Experience communitas if engage in communal activities

Donna Haraway

On Cyborgs

-Conceives of cyborgs as realities that are socially constructed hybrids of machine and organisms

-Uses the image and myth of the cyborg to argue for the construction of one's consciousness or responsibility with respect to new technologies

-Cyborgs map social and body reality, living in borderlands,

-Shifts the power relations between a person and her machine to an acknowledgement of the assemblage they jointly create

Clifford Stott

On Crowd Violence

-Legitimacy, or the extent to which the crowd feels that the police and the whole social order deserves to be obeyed

-Technology or the ability to create a specific crowd identity that can be pre-formed, allowing like minded people to gather quickly

-Power, or the perception within a crowd that it has the ability to do what it wants without the fear of punishment

Elijah Anderson

On Cosmopolitan Canopy

-Canoples operating in close proximity create a synergy that becomes a cosmopolitan zone

-In the vibrant atmosphere of these public spaces, civility is the order of the day

-Incidents can arise that threaten and rend the canopy, including scenes of tension involving borders or race, class, sexual preference, and gender.

But when they do arise, the resilience of the canopy most often prevails and grows back

Mikhail Bakhtin

Idea of the Carnivalesque

-Carnivalesque refers to a literary mode that subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant style or atmosphere through human and chaos

Mikhail Bakhtin

On Carnivalesque

-Familiar and free interaction: carnival brought unlikely people together and encouraged the interaction and free expression of themselves in unity

-Eccentric behaviour: unacceptable behaviour is welcome and accepted in carnival, and one's natural behaviour can be revealed without the consequences

-Carnivalistic misalliances: Familiar and free format of carnival allows everything that may normally be separated to reunite - Heaven and hell

Sacrilegious: allowed for sacrilegious events to occur without need for punishment

Judith Butler

On Performativity

-Performativity as "repetition with a difference"

-Discipline as a method of behavior, is based on repetitions

-Over time this discipline produces docile and produces bodies

-Performers, especially those in politically motivated acts, use their disciplined bodies to repeat with a difference with other disciplined bodies

-Thereby acting back upon the disciplinary structure of society without stepping outside of its confines

Henry Lefebvre

On the Production of Space

-Space is produced by dynamic interrelationship between

+representations of space (maps, plans, models)

+practice over time (daily routine and urban reality)

+representational space (ideals, imagination, visions)

Yi-Fu Tuan

On Place

-In Humanistic geography, space is transformed into place as it acquired definition and meaning

-Experience is a term for modes through which a person knows his world

- Place is a center of meaning constructed by experience

-Getting to know a place or experiencing it can rage from one extreme of high abstract level as point in a spatial system ("I live there on Google Earth")

-to another extreme of experiencing it as a strong intuitive feeling ("I live here")


A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas


Mikhail Bakhtin

-refers to specific genres existing within a specific time and space


-Comprehends buildings through their use, history, and collective and associative generation of meaning and mood, like words in poetry; it infers a poetic rather than analytic response to the environment


French for “drift.” Walking or otherwise acting withoutpredetermined aim or goal. Cut across, ignore, or transgress allartificial barriers, physical or conceptua

Unitary Urbanism

Unitary urbanism stands on two tenets: the rejection of the standardEuclidean, almost wholly functional, approach to urban architecturaldesign; and the rejection of the compartmentalized way in which“art” is typically detached from its surroundings.


French for “diversion” or “un-turning.” The strategic defacement,meddling, or transformation of “spectacles” in order to expose theirfalsity and absurdity and thereby deprive them of their authority,naturalness, and inevitability.


-Allan Kaprow coined term in late 1950s

-Do it yourself art form

-Emphasis on:

+place and space

+games and play

+fusion of art with everyday life


“placing on stage”An expression used to describe thedesign aspects of a theater or filmproduction, which essentially means“visual theme” or “telling a story”

3 Power Relationship in Flash Mobs

-Organizer and performers

-Mob and site

-Mob and Audience


1. a period of public revelry at a regular time each year, typically during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, involving processions,music, dancing, and the use of masquerade

2. a public event or celebration, typically held outdoors and offering entertainment and exhibitions

3. an exciting or riotous mixture of something First known use: 1549

Medieval Festival

"Feast of Fools And "the natural lout beneath the cassock"


a move away from a rigidly imposed hierarchical context, which seeks to package things (concepts, objects, etc.) into discrete categorized units with singular coded meanings

and towards a zone, where meanings and operations flow freely, resulting in a dynamic, constantly changing set of interconnected entities with fuzzy individual boundaries.

Striated Space

exists when specific locations are designated and people are assigned to occupy them (you in your seat right now

Smooth Space

people who occupy the space are not assigned a particular identity or position or rules


the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. OR combining two images to create a 3rd.

An example of Juxtaposition is the FM Toys R. Us Worship Dinosaur. -surprise of association between things-surrealists use juxtaposition to take unconscious into the unconscious mindex. The Resistance of Time art piece

Pentrad's 5 Elements

Act: what is being done

Agency: mean by which an action occurs

Agent: person doing act

Scene: setting/background for action

Purpose: reason or rationale behind action

Society of Control

Dilles Deleuze, with advent of new technologies, governments seek control networks and populations,