Manga Review: Girls' Last Tour Volume 1
NerdSpan (press release)Manga Review: Girls' Last Tour Volume 1 (Spoilers)NerdSpan (press release)In a postholocaust wasteland, two young women with an unknown point of origin drive a Nazi bike to an unknown destination. The Kettenkrad, a bicycle-steered vehicle on motorized treads, is a perfect metaphor for Girls' Last Tour, in which we see the ...
Posted on 7 May 2017 | 11:08 am
Art, Technology, and Humanism - E-Flux
Art, Technology, and HumanismE-FluxIn the public imagination, technology is mostly associated with technological revolutions and the acceleration of technological change. But, actually, the goal of technology is completely the opposite. Thus, in his famous essay on the question of ...
Posted on 4 May 2017 | 11:46 am
Do Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing
The Islamic MonthlyDo Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing Back the Dead for the Silver ScreenThe Islamic MonthlyAs post-modern theorist Jean Baudrillard suggests in Cool Memories II, these mediums embody “our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.” There is no need for the shadowy finality of real-world death when technology possesses the ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 7:38 am
Cybercy at GOCA 121 explores identity and
Colorado Springs IndependentCybercy at GOCA 121 explores identity and reality as the line between physical and digital blursColorado Springs IndependentIt comes from concepts Goebel was introduced to through the works of modern French cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard — specifically, the idea that the relationship between reality and simulacrum (a superficial image) is not as clear as it seems. He ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 12:26 am
7 Key Themes in Rei Kawakubo's Career - New
New York Times7 Key Themes in Rei Kawakubo's CareerNew York TimesThe thought process behind the decision? “Red is black,” she said at the time. Kawakubo's challenge to color — and perhaps, as the French theorist Jean Baudrillard reasoned, to the idea of women sporting loud hues being transformed into 'objects ...Met Gala 2017 Theme: Rei Kawakubo & Comme des GarçonsVogue.comall 134 news articles »
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 1:02 pm
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