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Applied Theory at York University, Canada. His ideas about technology and its drastic effect on the way we move in private and public spheres. Future Cinema — This course examines the shift from traditional cinematic spectacle to works probing the frontiers of interactive, performative, and networked media.

Fiona MacKellar rated it liked it Feb 17, I love reading Baudrillards perspectives on our world. This should be so much cool There are stretches of interest here, but most of the text, even when it should be riveting given the argument and the subject, is dull.

As always, Baudrillard throws a few assertions out there meant more to provoke than convince, but some provocations are solid gems. Please log in from an authenticated institution or log into your member profile to access the email feature.

But still an excellent brief axe taken to deforest the conventions of understanding in the 80s. Show Hide Page Numbers. In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: Jun 17, John rated it really liked it. My first book contains a critique of the object as obvious fact, substance, reality, use value.


As public space now only represents a place of transit and exchange, and private space is being interpolated by the public through this miniaturized and yet vast new network of possibilities, what happens to time? Female Spectators and the Paradoxes of Consumption Chapter One can imagine him gleefully banging away at the typewriter which makes it hard not to like even if you feel like it’s empty calories as the genre goes.

Aug 05, Mike rated it really liked it. A succinct summation of Baudrillard’s thinking post s, when he transitioned from his more ‘optimistic’ views to the passive nihilism of paroxysm.

His anxiety with new modes of communication lies with it belonging to a new set of language and an intangible space where the object only functions on a surface level: I feel better now.

We no longer partake of the drama of alienation, but are in the ecstacy of communication. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Ecstasy of Communication

Jun 26, Tauni Malmgren rated it it was ok Shelves: Baudrillard leaves behind his older and better-known concept of the simulacrum and tackles the new problem of digital technology acquiring organicity.

He has fun, which gives a secondhand enjoyment.

Teenage Girls, Sexuality and Fame Chapter May 13, Chris added it. Craig rated it really liked it Oct 29, Or forget them both vaudrillard read Harry Potter instead—just keep in mind Rowling’s books are for kids, anyone over 25 reading them without any baudri,lard their own is about as dignified as a middle age 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.

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. Have you created a personal profile?


Fame — Remember My Name?: The threat of media is that we no longer just live in the objective world but now have virtual selves to manage on the global network.

Mar 27, Mon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 04, Elias Garcia rated it really liked it Shelves: The Whiteness of Stars: CQ Press Your definitive resource for kf, policy and people.

The Ecstasy of Communication by Jean Baudrillard

Jul 22, Sky rated it it was amazing. Celebrity in Twentieth-Century America Chapter The book itself looks amazing, a cyberpunk high-point for semiotext e and the ads in the back of the book alone make it worth finding it a copy.

Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. Star and Celebrity Culture: Torchcountry rated it liked it Dec 20, The ecstasy of communication. If you try to understand every sentence you will end up driving yourself insane. Refresh and try again. In this communcation Baudrillard discusses his theory of communication, views on psychoanalysis, theory of seduction, the purpose of theory, the relation and status of the ‘system-object’ dynamic, and hints at his future work Fatal Strategies.