Tag Archives: The Crowd

Deleuze in Southend-on-Sea

Deleuze in Southend-on-Sea Tony D Sampson Text based on a talk given at the first Club Critical Theory night at the Railway Hotel in Southend, Essex, UK on April 17th 2014. Corrections may still be needed. Applying Deleuze to Southend … Continue reading

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What Makes a Viral go Viral? The strange case of the Essex (Phantom) Lion…

Earlier this year I posted a piece on Virality called What Makes a Video Viral go Viral? It set out one of the ideas forwarded in the book concerning the spreading of phantoms. I borrowed some of this idea from an … Continue reading

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2 of 4 What Makes a Video Viral go Viral?

Trojan Virality The idea of idiocy is nothing new to contagion theory. In Gustave Le Bon’s The Crowd, for example, the social collectives through which contagion spread were considered to be stupider than the individual minds that compose them. To … Continue reading

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