— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

THE INTERNET, USED TO BE FUN. WHAT HAPPENED?

Last month, was the first ‘Creative Social Presents’ event. I originally was going to blog about the night in as much detail as I could remember through the slightly drunken post-event haze, but, the guys at the Social have done the hard work and created a great little summary over at their website. Which luckily, now includes a short video summary too! (Posted above)

As ever, the night it proved to be a useful, fun and a thought provoking semi-anarchic alternative to the seemingly endless treadmill of conventions and talks, which can be a bit of a circle jerk these days…

No doubt the provocative title of the night helped fuel debate, and opposing perspectives. Highlights such as the “greatest animated gif of all time” an exploding dog, the obilgatory ‘Haters Gonna Hate’ image, and the underused phrase ‘eugoogilization of the internet’ showed that the internet was still as irreverent as you wanted it to be, but also undergoing it’s maturation as a medium, not just a distraction tool. But, it is everyone’s to use in their own way. “We Are The Internet” (As Nathan pointed out) serves as a short, fitting way to describe where and what the Internet is. As fun, or as serious or as useful, or as irrenverent as it needs to be for you and your peers.

You can find the complete presentations over at Slideshare.

Via Creative Social.

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