Dérives Apps

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Dérive, eDérive, iDérive

The Dérive App was created as a prop or proposition to those who would simplify Situationism in the same fashion that watered-down karate makes karate attainable by westerners, most especially Americans, or Brits, even Scots, and it is thus and in this fashion marketed as a "simple but engaging platform that allows users to explore their urban spaces in a care-free and casual way", thus removing any psycho-personal component from the Dérive, while taking the basic ideals of the Situationists and smashing them, while citing them, and commercialising them in the act of selling a tool that in some senses prompts an exploration of urban space in a random unplanned way, perhaps as a game, but actually as a commerical prop or proposition which poses a serious demonstration of post-truth and post-psychogeographical people's propensity to do everything that their phones tell them to do, while arguing that while urban spaces are controlled by mundane activities, in using the app the users are in fact generating an awareness of the fact that their life is in fact essentially BORING, and that they are likewise essentially BORING, and so this app is in effect and of course as is normal, selling for money the idea that the repetitive cycles of one's life can be broken only by imagining that the device which controls your life, in this case usually the mobile device, can simulate an interesting experience that you can dress up with cool terms like 'psychogeography' while of course suggesting a dialogue with other app users, Facebook users, Twitter users, by doing something that the manufacturers class as 'unpacking of urban space' by dealing out 'task cards' which are no more or less banal than any opther aspect of social media, while also allowing this randomness to be charted by Google, the NSA and anybody else than may be watching.

This is known in fancy language as eDérive, or sometimes as iDérive.