Jargon Watch


macro doughnut!
Originally uploaded by black_siren.
Hyperconsumption – Consumption for one’s own pleasure rather to enhance social status. From Hypermodern Times written by philosophers Gilles Lipovetsky and Sabastien Charles.

His concept of hypermodernity is post post-modernism; a society characterised by change (fluidity, flexibility and movement). The hypermodern individual is focused on their own pleasure, tempered with tension and anxiety from a lack of traditional structures, no belief systems (both of which provide an assurance) and an unknown future.

Hmmm doughnuts….