#10: YouTube is a performatively self-aware political-economy
Note to readers: With a heavy heart I link to this video. You need not watch it to understand its astounding connections to and revelations of the internet’s self-aware exposés of labor, politics, economics, the nation-state, and the truth/fiction divide. Its status as real and fake news is definitive of the medium, the message, and the man.
Further Reading on Performance and #100hardtruths-#fakenews:
- “Judith Butler and Performativity for Beginners (Mostly in her Own Words),” Irene Gustafson
- Learning from YouTube, Alexandra Juhasz
- Peggy Phelan. Unmarked: The Politics of Performance. London; New York: Routledge, 1993