Wednesday, March 07, 2007

simulacra



The close-up of a face is as obscene as a sexual organ seen from up close. It is a sexual organ. The promiscuity of the detail, the zoom-in, takes on a sexual value. (p. 43)

Challenge, and not desire, lies at the heart of seduction. (p. 57)

From 'The Ecstasy of Communication' (1987)

Sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public.
* New York (p. 15)
From ' America' (1988)




French sociologist and philosopher Jean Baudrillard has died aged 77 at his home in Paris following a long illness.

He gained notoriety for his 1991 book The Gulf War Did Not Take Place.

In his essay The Spirit of Terrorism: Requiem for the Twin Towers, he caused controversy again by describing the 9/11 attacks as a fusion of history, symbolism and dark fantasy, "the mother of all events". (bbc)


wiki-baudrillard

4 Comments:

Blogger enteka said...

(r.i.p.)

7/3/07 15:58  
Blogger silent stelios said...

Το εμαθα και εγω. Δεν εχω διαβασει τιποτα δικο του. Ισως καποια μερα...

7/3/07 16:08  
Blogger Spyros said...

έρε ξενύχτια (οικειοθελή ή μη) που έχω ρίξει για πάρτη του...

r.i.p.

7/3/07 22:50  
Blogger schottkey said...

Με πολλές από τις απόψεις του Baudrillard διαφωνώ. Τα κείμενά του πάντως για την υπερ-πραγματικότητα έχουν πολύ ενδιαφέρον, κι ίσως σε μερικά χρόνια από σήμερα να μοιάζουν προφητικά.

8/3/07 08:58  

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