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It's a Little Simulacra, A Little Simulation, and All Baudrillard_Reading Notes for September 29th

Oh Baudrillard, Sweet Nihilist Baudrillard

Ah, week 6 reading notes, how is it already this far into the semester? So these reading notes are going to be a little different in the sense that each of my classmates and I are doing different texts. 1,814 more words

New Media_ENGL 866


Detective Shulman’s career, life, and existential identity had arrived at a cul-de-sac in his meeting with the doctor.  Vantor had effectively abducted Shulman when he hired him to investigate the off- grid hacking attempts.  630 more words


Reality, Perception and Art

I feel like I’ve noticed somewhat of a trend in contemporary photography lately that puts into question the ability of the medium to capture the “truth” or “reality”. 122 more words


Slavery, Wage Labor, and the Inversion of Work

This scene from the 1969 film, Burn! is certainly thought-provoking. However, it operates under – as this blog will argue – a defunct paradigm. It has been replaced by one more ruthlessly efficient and fantastical! 802 more words


Simulacra, Simulation, and the Spectacle

This post serves as the primer mentioned in the previous post. It gives a more thorough understanding of key concepts in Baudrillard’s philosophy as well as that of the SItuationists International (SI). 808 more words


Revolution as Meaningless Simulation

Power floats like money, like language, like theory. Criticism and negativity alone still secrete a phantom of the reality of power. If they become weak for some reason or another, power has no other recourse but to artificially revive and hallucinate them… The deterioration of power is irresistibly pursued: it is not so much the “revolutionary forces” that accelerate this process (often it is quite the opposite), it is the system itself that deploys against its own structures this violence that annuls all substance and all finality. 590 more words

Political Theory

Worth a listen: The Sound of Sports

Over the past few weeks, I have been listening to the 99 Percent Invisible podcast on my journeys to and from work. If you are a fan of… 366 more words