Consumption Culture

Staying with our pop theme, Consumption Culture is an over-the-top identification of manufactured desire with sexual desire. The word sensual is regarded from both aspects: feeding or gratifying sexual desire simply by engaging the senses— each aspect stimulated in excess. At a fundamental level, even "neutral" sensation requires a coupling, a relation between pairs of opposites, operating as the dynamically designated center-and-surround components of perceptual objects in an environment. There are no "neutral objects" however, because perception actively selects objects to bring to stable sense formation based on their relevance to us. In this piece, we're in a coffee shop setting, so the set of objects brought to fruition are associated with the desire to consume. There are no urgencies here, but there are whipped-up appetites. That whipping begins with the active processes of perception, not the supposedly passive shuttling of a ready-made environment to a little person in your brain to view. Our will and our sense of active participation is also "whipped up" in the perceptual dance, along with the desirous aspects that move us.

Consumption Culture
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