Finished the Chronicle article on Agg Townz Fights Part 2. This was right after reading Scott’s post Violence is the Real Pornography. Unfortunately I clicked the link to the stupid mag, which currently doesn’t have much content. What is most disturbing at the top is the graphic that says “send us your videos!” Shocking violent videos submitted a la America’s Funniest Home Video style.
Is this Consumer generated violence (CGV)?
The short version is *willing* participants get in fights that are video taped. They beat the crap out of each other. The young entrepreneur behind it then sells the DVD online and promotes it by texting, my space, but mostly word-of-mouth marketing. Like extras in a movie surely all of the participatory-victims purchase a copy. Can you say up fronts?