I am looking for a book which covers the death of culture?

I am looking for a book which covers the death of culture / mainstream zeitgeist that we are in the midst of now. It feels like actually interesting art is somewhat doomed moving forward as algorithms replace tastemakers and reinforce generic trends which are proven to be popular and make money. I’d like to read more on this subject as it’s something I’m noticing right now especially in music and film/tv. Any suggestions lit?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

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    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t understand this reply

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I recommend you lurk moar and stop phoneposting.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    scruton on art.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The algorithms give me super weird content; what's up with you?

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >several inane frog threads regularly shitting up the board, nothing done about it/people still engage them constantly
    >random tourist makes genuine question thread seeking recs about a particular topic
    >anon makes a bunch of moronic non-answers instead of being a positive impact on someone's day or just contributing to the fricking board in any capacity
    No wonder people think this board is dead

    Assuming you don't want to just hear people tell you that shit sucks now OP, I guess you'd want to look into aesthetics. You could probably do worse than Scruton, and without straying directly into polisci and punditry maybe give Zizek a look

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >implying doomer threads prefixed with "what are some books about" aren't as commonplace and low-quality as frogposts

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's setting a pretty low bar but I'd take these threads where anons could spin together a decent conversation over the actual content of the opening post, and lurkers could actually receive something useful beyond the OP frogpost unlike most of the other threads in question

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I recommend you lurk moar and stop phoneposting.

        [...]

        What the frick am I supposed to post on this board if I can’t make a thread asking for book recommendations on specific topic? Seems like the right place to do it you pretentious losers. My bad, next time, I’ll be sure to make 10 more blood meridian and DFW threads since that’s so much better

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >What the frick am I supposed to post on this board
          Go to the archives
          Look up a IQfy rec chart
          Read a book of your choice
          Review your thoughts in a new thread

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not your fault. IQfy is a fast board that behaves like a slow board, and for some reason everyone here refuses to have a SQTDDTOT up. Instead we get 100 threads an hour that barely get 10 replies before falling off the board.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Is coffee good for you?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No wonder people think this board is dead
      This board IS dead. It's super slow, and repetitive, and the most active thread is the blogging one

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        IQfy is a weird board. Lots of inane threads made but most don’t get many responses besides the flamewar and blogpost ones. Since it is a slower less popular board a handful of anons can really do damage here. Pretty sure most of the repetitive threads are the same anons or the same clique bashing their point of interest into the board

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would glad to be proven wrong but this seems like something that is so current that no book has been written about it yet, the most you're going to get is obscure substack blogs until someone decides to write about it 20 years down the line.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is that the books anon is asking for are all “lefty troony French Pomo Marx” shit because those are the only authors that actually tackle modernity with a critical eye.
    >surveillance capitalism
    >simulacra and simulation
    >bullshit jobs
    >antiodepus
    >capitalist realism
    There is an entire body of work about these topics but to have a discussion about it people actually need to read but are too busy with the screens they want to read about to read. It’s easier to say the israelites or weak men did it than to critically analyze how the flow of capital and power changed in the era of neoliberalism in the computer age. I’m so tired.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This chart is not reading order right?
      Starting with society of spectacle is downright not feasible, you need a lot of Marxist theory to really undeestand the author.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s not. The chart was made in the early threads of discussion and no one bothered to order it.

        Those book don't tackle anything. The bourgeois who write them are the same who create the republic they criticize.

        >hurrr durrr materialist analysis is set in stone and Marx didn’t explicitly write that analysis would change as technology and society changed

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Genuinely nothing Marx ever said was intelligent. It's the literary equivalent of a Bill Maher show, where he delivers half-truths that become complete lies, the bridge of which is constructed by (You) through subconscious manipulation. Marx has something he wants and more importantly something his masters want. Every seat-of-your-pants lie delivered unto you is for the express purpose of getting Marx and his masters to that point, since they'll just burn all evidence of the lie and rewrite the history books anyway.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Perfect. Good bait. I fell for it. So communism/socialism isn't about community or sharing the wealth. What would you call the ideological prerogative of humans sharing the wealth? What would be the actual 'movement of the downtrodden masses'? If, in reality, the application of Marxist thought and socialist acumen leads to the 1% wealth we see today within the neoliberal zeitgeist, what would actually be the ideology to implement what you would call surface level lies? Tell me what must be done to rid the world of poverty, but not the poor themselves. Tell me what must be done to alleviate the burdens of living and the toils of 60+ hour work weeks? (this is the part where you tell me either: 1. fascism or 2. tough luck kid, that's life)

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            It is though luck kid. Calculations have been made on hoe much earth you’d need to sustain a western live style for the current population and its more than one, so basically reduce luxury. Now the repugnant conclusion springs up… ready to lay siege.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those book don't tackle anything. The bourgeois who write them are the same who create the republic they criticize.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      can someone please for the love of one's own self order these books in the correct reading order? please anon I beg you people help meeeee! 🙁
      I can't take this shit no more man

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        nobody? is IQfy that incompetent?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Start with capitalist realism. If you want something lighter, read amusing ourselves to death. If you like AotD read manufacturing consent. If you liked capitalist realism, read simulacra and simulation. If you want to start historically from the beginning instead of what's easiest, gotta start with capital. Brave New World and IJ are just fun novels.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            thank u so much
            may science bless you!

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    His argument for why beauty is dead right now incorrect in terms of what is beauty but he does add to the discussion well. The book is Byun Chul-Han's What is Beauty?. You might also be served well by attacking individualism as the desire to only express one's self is a huge issue as art was and is a collective spiritual endeavor via aesthetics and characters. Michaelangelo painted 600 people he knew and obviously Shakespeare's characters are from somewhere.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe baudrillard?

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flatline Constructs

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    life sucks balls

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Use and Abuse of Art by Jacques Barzun

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You could write it as a sequel to bowling alone

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Plebs were always into low effort goyslop.

    To beat algorithms, we could use old fashioned webrings curated by humans. Then interesting art could spread by word of mouth.

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    "What is Art?" - Tolstoy is a really gpod essays on the Aesthetics and what art is, an Essay from Tolstoy that he wrote when he was really old but its a topic he have been thinking for solid 30years.

    The opening of this Essay he tell of his experience of once going to the opera and seeing the entire opera keep repeating a piece over and over and over and the conductor was chewing em out because they kept doing it wrong. Art at its core seem ro be rather useless, yet why do we spent so much time, money, human resources to produce it? Even forsaken human decency for it sake?

    He then goes on all the up to date Aesthethics Theory of the time and Assert his own.

    I started reading thos Essay because i feel the same as you with current state of Art and Media. Every thing can be summed up as Stunning Mediocrity.

    The difference between Mediocrity and Great Art is that, One makes you numb and the other make you self-introspect. Pleasure does not equal happiness and so does pain unhappiness. Our art now is pretty utilitarian and only made by using engagent statics, design and made in such a way you move from one numb pleasure to another (netflix binge culture).

    There are great stuff out there but its so hard to find because of homogenization of information you have to work your way through all the sewage, algorithms.

    Like how if i go to any Bookstore chain in my country they all sells the same book from Amazon top 100 bestsellers which 96% are shit.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are basically no relevant modern books because if you try to tell the truth about anything you will not be published. The only writing worth anything is on the internet.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >says only good writing is on the internet
      >doesn't post any links
      This place is a dump. Why would you even waste your time posting stuff like this? Do you have nothing better to do than be a milquetoast contrarian?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Go read chud blogs. Anglin or Jim or what have you. If you don't know you don't know.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >muh secret blorgs
          >no share, only tell
          >I CAN'T STOP CUMMING TO MOLDBUG
          oh, ok.

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