Roads to PostFilm: A Chronology
Exploring scopophilia, CCTV, celebrity, gaming, inspiring books, global media anxiety and world capitalist domination. Best wishes for 2030 !
1984 George Orwell films Documentary Big Brother and Margaret Thatcher Rules Britain as Iron Lady. 1984 Did Not Happen, claim. (St Andrews, Avanti!)
1984 ‘Video Nasty’ Scares hit Britain and Government introduces Video Recording Act.
1985 Lambeth grants £100 to finance world’s first ‘Scopophilia Awareness Day’ (s.a.d.) on March 5th .
1985-1995 Lots of new technology and ideas; ethical policy; corporate ethics; corporate cleansing; ethical cleansing; outsourcing. ‘Happy decade’
1986 Jonny Dolour patents the ‘Entertainment Libido’ E.L. meme. Waves of celebrity fever.
1987 World of Borecraft anti-meme released
1996 YewTube ‘goes Big’ with Broadcast Yourself video-share
1997 September 4th Big Brother comes to life in Neverlands.
1997 “Carmageddon, in which the gameplay involved mowing down innocent pedestrians, was the first game to be refused classification […] effectively banning it.[…] a modified version created in which the pedestrians in question were replaced by green-blooded zombies[…] completed a successful appeal” (Wikipedia)
1997 Thomas Harding, The Video Activist Handbook. Foreword by Anita Roddick.
1998 Brixton declares E.L. ‘meme free zone’
2002 DeeDee Halleck, Hand-held Visions: The Impossible Possibilities of Community Media.
2003 Participatory Video, ed. Shirley A. White
2005 Video For Change: A Guide for Advocacy and Activism (Pluto Press)
2006 Terrorism Act (UK) outlaws ‘glorification’ of terrorism
2007 Global greed and crisis of capitalism re-branded as Credit Crunch
2009 Revealed: UK Conservative government forgot to inform European Commission about its Video Nasty Act (1984) with the result that the law had been invalid since March 1984.
2009 Charles Leadbeater We-Think: Mass Innovation, not mass production (Profile Books); Slavoj Zizek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
2010 Jaron Lanier, You are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto; David Shields, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto; Clay Shirky Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in A Connected Age; John Grant, Co-Opportunity.
2010 ‘Hit-and-Run’ Incident as Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals (1971) leads to Big Society Discourse War
2011 MobiCam revolutions hit China and Iran
2012 Mayor ‘Big Boris’ Karloff launches London CCTV with 500,000 live 24-hour channels
2012 GlobeCon Microcamera discovered living on the edge of a genetically modified chickpea in Delhi supermarket
2012 Banned: Scopophilia ter Deconstruction : dvanajst veda zakaj a Postfilm vsemirje
2013 The Ego Terminus Revolt, claims to be the world’s ‘first and last’ genuine Big Indy Movie
2014 Media Industry Rationalization as ‘Entertainment Only’ Protocol agreed by media partners in bid to stem spread of agit prop meme.
2014 Pentagon releases ‘1 cent’ micro cameras which can inhabit hamburgers and claim they are ‘as small a grain of sand and as painless as pin prick’
2014 Banned cultural theorist Otto Jijeck claims that organo-micro-video-immersive technologies have forged a ‘postfilm universe.’ (Scopophilia and Deconstruction: Twelve Disciplines for a Postfilm Universe (Slovenia 2012))
2014 YewTube claims that it holds 1 trillion years of video content
2015 Outbreak of Scopophilia hits Beverley Hills and Scunthorpe.
2015 Privacy fears as micro-cameras discovered in Bollywood tea leaf.
2015 Gastropod Mollusc docu-drama Slug hit by wanton hermaphroditism
2015 Olaf Feng Shui is the world’s last person to post a video of himself on Yew Tube
2015 Last ‘news’ paper published in the UK
2015 UK legislature orders BBC to stop all educational broadcasts. Plug pulled on ‘anachronistic’ BBC4, R3 and R4.
2016 UK unemployement reaches 6 million. 6-million in the Role, a participant-led event is filmed using a CCTV sabotaged link-up.
2016 US ‘film’ Schools closed as GlobeCon.com moves to monopoly sponsorship of Global Media Industry Apprenticeships Inc.
2017 ‘Big Society Online’ claim as CCTV UK launched with 4.2 million channels.
2018 Hollywood: The Bigger Os-kars is the only film produced by Hollywood Studio giant GlobeCon.com Inc
2019 Rainforest Road becomes the Biggest car-chase-crash in history as 30,000 automobiles are smashed up and project carbons emissions hit 4m tons
2020 ‘Star X’ demands $1 billion a minute fee to play ‘CelebrityX’ in Os-kar acceptance speech.
2021 CCTV News hit as Jay’s Hamburger Heist proves to be prank simulation. Wallymart officers press charges in sim test case.
2022 Celebrity Turkey Automobile Mash-Up wins at the GlobeCon.com Os-kars, as stars continue their strike for $ 1.3 trillion + ‘living wages’
2023 CCTV UK wins all prizes at the Little Os-kars’ Litte Brother’s Awards in Edinburgh, Scotland.
2024 ‘Scopoholia’ riots in Rome and London
2025 First Despectaculum vaccines take place in Hollywood and Sydney.
2026 Takeover Fever sweeps global stock markets as GlobeCon.Com swallows its rivals and achieves world domination.
2030 ‘Peace Decade’ ends as World of Borecraft hit by Reality Simulation Disorder.