Contents page 1 — The Revolution Won’t Be Twitched on page 2 — Where is the revolutionary potential of video? Page 3 — The revolution attempt failed for the time being On a page to read

The Game Boy was revolutionary. Doom and Grand Theft Auto was III. As every loveless there geschluderte Tower Defense clone, at least according to the PR Material. Revolution and revolutionary are two words whose actual meaning has been lost in your ausarte use. A Revolution in the true sense? The rapid and far-reaching roll-over of existing conditions as a response to acute grievances, triggered by a tip of the spear with a new Vision, which manages a broad population, the so-called “revolutionary mass”, to mobilize.

revolution ideas are closely connected with the advent of mass media: The printing press allowed the German Translation of the Bible to distribute inexpensively and thus shape the course of Western history. In the peasants ‘ war, the revolution attempt of the South German serfs in the 16th century. Century, but was especially important that the printing press made it possible to distribute mass leaflets with theses, claims, and event descriptions (or Illustrations). First, the new Medium allowed the tip of the spear, to mobilize the mass.

In which the compound is now popular culture to Revolution? Pioneer, global access, or jewellery accessories? In connection with the French Revolution, often your outbreak is already deceased Voltaire. One of the leading minds of the enlightenment and, also, an author who was able to present the criticism of the nobility, the clergy, and the lack of freedom in fictional stories, such as the satirical novel Candide as a popular culture.

Voltaire certainly has reached the leader of the Revolution, and their Thinking influenced. The third estate did not, however, because he had read Candide, he arose, because he had driven the structural injustice of Late absolutism to the abyss. Of the mass it was a question of bread, not to culture. This shows, among other things, the fact that after the fulfillment of their vested interests, parts of the Revolution fell.

culture as a threat to the existing order,

The danger of the culture – even if only by a small group received for the existing order can have, was, nevertheless, become clear. The carlsbad decrees wanted to keep a quarter of a century later, the formation of citizens qua censorship of texts with revolutionary ideas. Without the spear tip, no mass movement. Authors such as Heine wrote, however, only in exile. And the wider population reached unpopular ideas in a completely different way: in song form. “Germany, Germany should exist on all” stand-in 1841, not for national power a dairy farm, but for a National – Prince, instead of Dozens of States. And where you can burn the Scriptures, such as Heine knew, you can’t banish unwanted songs out of their heads.

This article appeared in the current issue of the magazine “WASD”, in Essays with Games. In this edition it comes to games and change. © WASD

Need revolutions more than a Medium to ignite? Great literature for the spearhead, music, and eye-catching culture for the mass? While books will always be something Elitist painting has increased even as the literacy, it was the Film that was able to achieve in his artistic Form of the tip of the spear, such as Voltaire. Not for nothing, Sergei Eisenstein and Leni Riefenstahl to the ideological pillars of the Stalin or Hitler regimes. In both cases, the Medium of Film, however, was not revolutionary: It should be as Propaganda after (or, in the case of the Nazis, simply alleged) Revolution to the viewer the feeling of being part of a revolutionary movement, but at the same time, the thoughts of actual Revolution against acute injustice.

What was happening here, accelerated from the 1960s: the media’s use of revolutionary Aesthetics, wanted to arouse any revolutionary impulses. The Ramones or the Sex Pistols like a real company problems feelings of Alienation sing, based but on targeted Casting or served Vivienne Westwood as the figures of advertising style in your suspected of revolutionary Fashion. Revolution is the product, it serves to give the potential of mass feeling, to act in a revolutionary, without compromising the existing System. Fight Club is a Prime example of this. And if Star Wars is currently understood as a blueprint of a political Revolution, then one should ask whether or not Disney actually has an interest in a far-reaching transformation of society processes. The fact that tax loopholes be closed, or low-wage factories in China.