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Mar 27, Mon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Analysis of Fame: Applied Theory at York University, Canada. I love reading Baudrillards perspectives on our world. CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people.

A massive spaz out of a philosophy text Click here for free trial login. Baudrillard’s perspective can be taken as extreme, but his points are eye-opening and gave me a lot to think about in the days after. To see ecwtasy your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Whiteness of Stars: His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism.

Keeping in mind that this book was in itself an ironic slap in communicatipn face to the academic system, it is rather playful in its dismemberment of theoretical fads and structures and its poignant obscenity. Back Institutional Login Please choose from an option shown below. I feel b Obscenity. Coming back to the idea of miniature, the obscenity of commodity is in its abstract packaging.


My head is spinning, thus I call to see a doctor. Jun 10, Josephine Ensign rated it it was ok.

The Ecstasy of Communication

Thankfully this was a very small book pagesbecause it is very dense in the peculiar way of French philosophers. Rambling atop a tangent encased by metaphors that serve no other purpose than to preach rather than teach.

Stars as a Cinematic Phenomenon Chapter 9: Sean Redmond and Su Holmes. If you want a lucid, sober assessment of how times have changed since the end of the Gutenberg Galaxy read Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death. My first book contains a critique of the object as obvious fact, substance, reality, use value.

Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. Jul 22, Sky rated it it was amazing. Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.

Makes me feel stupid. It is dull because Baudrillard’s prose, or its translation, leaves the text in permanent abstraction, speaking in generalities, and through neologisms, so the reader inevitably glazes over.

Future Cinema — This course examines the shift from traditional cinematic spectacle to works probing the frontiers of interactive, performative, and networked media. Aug 05, Mike rated it really liked it. Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame Chapter Or forget them both and read Harry Potter instead—just keep in mind Rowling’s books are for kids, anyone over 25 reading them without any of their own is about as dignified as a middle aged man wearing no pants playing Xbox.


According to Baudrillard, the combination and miniaturization of technology and spaces of life has rendered the human body useless, now that our behaviour is primarily a series of small movements of the hands — clicking over buttons and keys.

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As mentioned last week in our discussions of the vector, and weeks past with VR and gaming, there is a thrill in the possibilities of these vast new spaces — or in the fact that we buy into the idea that they are vast. Some Hidden Dimensions View all chapters View fewer chapters. While the efficiency of machines has shorted our work week, and in some ways have made our lives more manageable, our hyperreality comes at the cost of desiring speed to all aspects of our lives, and our need to be constantly filled with a task at hand.

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