“This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.”

— Adam Curtis

Well here is another documentary I recently discovered, it is a four-part BBC production from 2002. And since the focus here is on the creation of the mass production and consumer society of Britain and America, it will definitely be of interest to any serious student of design history. Especially in the management and marketing fields, or more specifically, creating and satisfying needs through psychology. As tedious and tiresome (and to many quite damaging) these concepts may be, they were used to grease the wheels of industry and brought us the portable radio, affordable car, personal computer and other status symbols. I’m pretty sure you can view it online on google video or youtube. It is worth going back to where it all started…

 

 

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