Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather gather to overthink the social implications of the verdict against Gawker in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, the role of aggregation vs. curation in news publishing, the omnipresence of surveillance technology in our lives, how the culture metabolizes its own circumstances to narrativize social change, the B+ student’s version of Rawls’s veil of ignorance, and the increasingly permeable barrier between public and private.
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- “Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker”
- 4channic Discourse on the Overthinking It Podcast
- “The Digital Dirt” from The New Yorker
- The Ring of Gyges on Wikipedia
- Veil of Ignorance
If there is a website that leads this one in seeking to humorously view the ideas of popular culture through the lens of philosophy and history, I do not know what it is. Also, Mussolini came to power on the platform of making Italy great again. Just saying. Americans no longer have rights, but privileges, because the Patriot Act is still in effect. Incidentally, Fox News is not owned by a conservative. It has a niche market that made news into the star. It is mostly rage-fuel, not an intellectual stimulant. Minute forty-three: “Something kind of needs to happen.”
Shocking totalitarian inversion of the woman in the red dress in Schindler’s List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1VL-y9JHuI