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Posted on 17 February 2018 | 8:11 am
Jordan Peterson — Do the Stitches Hold? -
Discovery InstituteJordan Peterson — Do the Stitches Hold?Discovery InstituteIn the post-modern social sciences academy, honestly acquired fact bases (for example, the fact base about biological differences between the sexes) must surrender to intense feelings. As David Solway notes, “influential postmodern leaders such as Jean ...
Posted on 16 February 2018 | 12:20 pm
Piece by piece: Collagist resurrections of
Daily SabahPiece by piece: Collagist resurrections of Vik MunizDaily SabahBrazilian art critic and curator Ligia Canongia employed high-minded references to Plato and Jean Baudrillard to expound on his 2014 exhibition "The Size of the World" held in Porto Alegre. In a thick publication to celebrate the famous artist in his ...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 1:13 pm
Jason Micallef's Valletta - Michael
Times of MaltaJason Micallef's Valletta - Michael BriguglioTimes of MaltaAnd the crass depiction of a figure bent over with his head caught in an onion reminded me of Jean Baudrillard's concept of simulacra, where we are sucked into a black hole of endless simulations. One of them could be V18 and Labour's soulless politics ...
Posted on 11 February 2018 | 9:53 pm
„A Thought of Ecstasy“ Ein Deutscher in
Berliner Zeitung„A Thought of Ecstasy“ Ein Deutscher in der Hitze stumpfer BegierdenBerliner Zeitung... passt zu den als Inspiration genannten Philosophen: Bataille unterschied schon 1933 in seiner Schrift „Die psychologische Struktur des Faschismus“ zwischen „homogen“ (kulturkonform) und „heterogen“ (kulturfremd), wollte damit einen anderen Blick ...
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 2:54 am
The Future Is Here
Ligaya Mishan The Peripheral by William Gibson William Gibson’s new novel, The Peripheral , takes the form of one of the most traditional of science-fiction narratives, an anthropological account of first contact between cultures. In this case, the encounter is not interplanetary but between two different periods of time. The book unfolds in two distinct futures, one approximately a decade or ...
Posted on 21 March 2015 | 8:29 am
The 50 most memorable travel quotes
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories II 49. "You go away for a long time and return a different person – you never come all the way back." – Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari 50. "Travelling through the world produces a marvellous clarity in the judgment of men.
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 5:57 pm
Jonathan Franzen's Postcard from East Africa
But this only changed the terms of the question of why I travel. It didn’t answer it. Consider the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard’s theory of the simulacrum— the idea that consumer capitalism has replaced reality with representations of reality.
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 3:00 am
A Culture Warrior Contemplates Defeat
Vargas Llosa singles out one French thinker in particular, Jean Baudrillard, to expound on the problem. Baudrillard was an old acquaintance of Vargas Llosa’s, a fellow student and Leftist radical at the Sorbonne in the late 1950s and early ‘60s.
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 11:00 pm
A Tale As Old As...Twitter?: A Breakdown Of
Perhaps this kind of breakdown is best left to the scholars, like French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, who expounded upon the result of the metaphorical and actual lost reference point in his seminal treatise "Simulacra and Simulation," which excavates the ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Jean Baudrillard Jams With Mike Kelley
Everything about this is strange: here is a recording of postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard reciting his poetry while a freestyle band backs him up. The members of the group include Mike Kelley, the dearly departed visual artist and founder of Destroy ...
Posted on 14 March 2012 | 3:36 am