Talking Consumerism with Hermitix

In our latest conversation Hermitix and I take a broad general view of consumption/consumerism in the wake of Covid-19. In it we discuss the notion of ’empty-headed consumerism’; the concepts of mass culture and materialism; the history of planned obsolescence; the Frankfurt School critique of consumer culture; social conformity; conspicuous consumption; status/virtue signalling, Planet of the Humans; the corporate capitalist capture of cyberdelic flux in the 1970’s; and the conservative re-coding of digital society by Big Tech now.


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