Questions the alleged political and aesthetic benefits of interactivity and participation. Theorises the idea of the ritual, which proves useful for understanding many religions' hostilities against their own rituals. Helps you to understand the pleasure principle in culture.
Robert Pfaller is Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Theory at the University of Art and Industrial Design of Linz, Austria.
'New concepts are rare in social thinking and interpassivity is arguably the only true concept to have emerged in the last two decades... So let's not beat around the bush, Interpassivity is simply one of the great founding texts of social thought, on a par with classic works by Max Weber - Slavoj Zizek