The ecstasy of communication
This book marks an important evolution in Jean Baudrillard's thought as he leaves behind his older and better-known concept of the "simulacrum" and tackles the new problem of digital technology acquiring organicity. The resulting world of cold communication and its indifferent alterity, seduction, metamorphoses, metastases, and transparency requires a new form of response. Writing in the shadow of Marshall McLuhan, Baudrillard insists that the content of communication is completely without meaning: the only thing that is communicated is communication itself. He sees the masses writhing in an orgiastic ecstasy of communications. Baudrillard navigates the Object's maelstrom with the euphoria of the astronaut reentering Earth's atmosphere with no possibility of assistance from Mission Control.
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Rituals of Transparency
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$12 postpaid Additional aesthetic alienation already ance Autonomedia Titles banal becomes eminently vulnerable body of metamorphosis Caillois challenge desire destiny dialectic disappearance discourse dream duel ECSTASY OF COMMUNICATION ecstatic enigmatic equivalent everything evil exist Exotericism fable fascination fatal Felix Guattari force Foucault fractal Francois Jacob futile Georges Bataille giddiness Gilles Deleuze Guattari imaginary immanent indifference instant Jean Baudrillard Jim Fleming locus logic meaning meta metaphor Michel Foucault mirror Mirror of Production movement networks never obscenity oneself operation opposed passions Paul Virilio peripeteia Peter Lamborn Wilson phantasies play pleasure pornography postpaid Additional Semiotext(e production promiscuity psychoanalysis reality reconcile repressed reversibility ritual of transparency Roger Caillois saturated scene screen secret seduction sense sexual Sharatuya silence simulation sion social space spectacle stage strategy superficial abyss Sylvere Lotringer symbolic order takes theory tion transcendence transgression truth unconscious universe visible