Narcissism, Debord & The War

In academic bursary on May 10, 2009 at 11:19 pm

When we were arguing about the ‘Deleuze/Guatari’ [and Lasch] war & relationships/ society & spectacle-medias issues in these last days [or months, years?], Debord is ON [sale] again:

The Situationist Raoul Vaneigem famously wrote There are no more
artists since we’ve all become artists. Our next work of art is the
construction of a full-blooded life
@ The Revolution of Everyday Life.

and Marina Gazire had posted it just now in a list that i used to be part in these last years:

“In this tradition, Class Wargames present two days of making and playing
Guy Debord’s The Game of War. Debord, leader of the Situationist
International, developed the game while in exile after the May ’68
Revolution, and came to regard it as his most important project. For
Debord, The Game of War wasn?t just a game – come and learn how to fight
and win against the oppressors of the spectacular society! Join the
Class Wargames crew, Richard Barbrook, Fabian Tompsett, Ilze Black and
others, in redefining political and contextual territories.

Come along on Saturday to learn the intricacies of the game by making
your own board from recycled materials. Then come back on Sunday to play
the game and participate in a discussion between political theorist and
author Dr. Richard Barbrook of Class Wargames and author and programmer
Alex Galloway of RSG, developer of Kriegspeil, a digital version of the
Game of War, who will participate online from New York. The discussion
will be chaired by Marc Garrett, co-director of and
HTTP Gallery.

The discussion will be featured in ‘Artists RE:thinking Games’, due to
be published in September 2009, compiled and edited by
in collaboration with”

debord game of war - ON SALE
GUY DEBORD is celebrated as the leader of the Situationist International and as the author of the searing critique of the media-saturated society of consumer capitalism: The Society of the Spectacle.

What is much less well known is that after the May ’68 Revolution, Debord and his partner – Alice Becker-Ho – quit Paris and went to live in a remote French village. Over the next two decades, Debord devoted much of the rest of his life to inventing, refining and promoting what he came to regard as his most important project: The Game of War.

For Debord, The Game of War wasn’t just a game – it was a guide to how people should live their lives within Fordist society. By playing, revolutionary activists could learn how to fight and win against the oppressors of spectacular society.

Debord’s fascination with wargames is finally being discovered; … Debord and Becker-Ho’s The Game of War book has also been translated for the first time and is now published by Atlas Press.

>> October 2007 – New Books :: WAR FOR CHRISTMAS! <<
Our version of Guy Debord’s “Game of War” is now published.
£17 until the end of November. Apologies for the postal charges on this book, which is a substantial item.

Another Links:


Politics is a continuation of war by other means


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