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The word psychogeography, suggested by an illiterate Kabyle as a general term for the phenomena a few dilletantes were investigating around the summer of 1953, is not too inappropriate.

It is not inconsistent with the materialist perspective that sees life and thought as conditioned by objective nature.

Geography, for example, deals with the determinant action of general natural forces, such as soil composition or climatic conditions, on the economic structures of a society, and thus on the corresponding conception that such a society can have of the world.

Psychogeography ON THE OTHER HAND! sets for itself the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, whether consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.

The charmingly vague adjective psychogeographical can now and for all time be applied to the findings arrived at by this type of investigation, to their influence on human feelings, and more generally to any situation or conduct that seems to reflect the same spirit of discovery.

It has long been said that the desert is monotheistic.

Is it illogical or devoid of interest to observe that the district in Paris between Place de la Contrescarpe and Rue de l’Arbalète conduces rather to atheism, to oblivion and to the disorientation of habitual reflexes?

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Personally I have found that when out and about I can enter into this state-of-mind if I choose to do so but within 30 minutes I inevitably start thinking about what am I doing for the rest of the day and how do I get there etc.

However I have had some very good experiences with taking psychedelics like acid and wandering around cities or public areas with friends. Maybe its cheating but the experience is always interesting and almost perfectly meets the description given for what it should be like.

Now to realise this the wiki psychogeography.info has been merged with wiki.peterburnett.info.

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Psychogeography Featured Sites & Links
Wikipedia
Everyone starts at the Wikipedia page for Psychogeography.
The Ballardian
Most people wind up at The Ballardian website at some point.
The Monocular Times
You may do a good deal worse than The Monocular Times.
Institute for Psychogeographical Adventure
For the advanced perambulator, there is the Institute for Psychogeographical Adventure.
Classic Cafes
At some time or other, everybody pops in to Classic Cafes - C'est normal qu'elle le fasse.
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Psychogeographical Attributes
Stalin vanishing friend.jpg

The story goes, and we should all know this, that this guy was really excited about going for a day out with his good buddies but he ended up catching a cold and couldn't go, so Stalin sent him this with a get well card saying "wish you were here" which is incidentally where Pink Floyd takes the album name from.

Psychogeography Featured Sites
Wikipedia
Everyone starts at the Wikipedia page for Psychogeography.
The Ballardian
Most people wind up at The Ballardian website at some point.
The Monocular Times
You may do a good deal worse than The Monocular Times.
Institute for Psychogeographical Adventure
For the advanced perambulator, there is the Institute for Psychogeographical Adventure.
Classic Cafes
At some time or other, everybody pops in to Classic Cafes - C'est normal qu'elle le fasse.
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Did Debord or any other members of the SI ever come up with ideas on how to demolish the spectacle without creating a seperate one in the process? Plus isn't this just rehashed Baudelaire for edgy po-mo bobos? Yea im a flaneur but I dont brag about it, so what's the score here, ye douches?
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Psychogeography.Info You May As Well Condemn The Whole Internet While You're At It.
Situation
Spectacle
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all life presents as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. The Society of the Spectacle maps out some aspects of the 21st century directly, not least, celebrity culture and its portrayal of lives whose freedom suggest almost the opposite of life as most of us actually live it.
The Situationist International's Journal
The journal includes contributions by Guy Debord, Mohamed Dahou, Raoul Vaneigem, Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Maurice Wyckaert, Constant, Asger Jorn, Helmut Sturm, Théo Frey, Attila Kotanyi, Jørgen Nash, Uwe Lausen, Michèle Bernstein, Jan Stijbosch, Mustapha Khayati, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Alexander Trocchi, René Riesel, Jeppesen Victor Martin, René Viénet, and others. Internationale situationniste Edited by G.-E. Debord. Paris, 1958-1969. 12 Numbers. PDFs of the Situationists International's Journal may be viewed at UbuWeb.
Featured Sites
Archivo Situacionista Hispano
Textos de los grupos fundadores y otras influencias hasta 1957: cine presituacionista, documentos presituacionistas, Enragés y situacionistas en el movimiento de las ocupaciones, otros documentos: http://www.sindominio.net/ash/
Principia Dialectica
Why value is the problem and how the automaton subject – capital – devours all in its path. http://www.principiadialectica.co.uk/blog/
The Stuationist International Archive
The Stuationist International Archive: http://www.nothingness.org/SI/
Stuationist International Online
Virtually every situationist text available in English: journals, books, tracts, essays, articles, manifestos, documents and correspondence: http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/index.html
The Stuationist
The Stuationist http://thesituationist.wordpress.com/
The Broken Wheel Means That The Wiki Worketh Not
Debord himself knew this, if you read his notes on SotS, just before his suicide, he argues that the moment the book was out, it had been recuperated, though the SI's techniques could be adapted and changed into something new. Also, as naive as it may look, Hakim Bey presents a interesting alternative in his TAZs, even though the idea of TAZs has one way or another been coopted, they still work as a nomadic experience (I'd also recommend you Constant's New Babylon and Milton Machado's History of the Future)
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