“Virtuality, being itself virtual, does not really happen. One lives in the very Rousseauistic idea that there is in nature a good use for things that can and must be tried. I don’t think that it is possible to find a politics of virtuality, a code of ethics of virtuality because virtuality virtualizes politics as […]
So this blog is 17, wtf. Not quite old enough to drink but I can learn to drive. 🎶 Happy Brithday to me, dear blooooogggggg, happy birthday to me. 🎶 ///shuffles back off to twitter.
Today marks the anniversary of the day I launched this site. 15 years ago! That’s like a century in internet time, maybe an epoch or two. 2004 preceded YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and well, pretty much everything that we understand of the web today. I didn’t post here for many years indeed preferring those […]
So this blog turns nine years old today. Still posting rather infrequently, but it’s still mine, and now the official company website. As per tradition(ish) I will re-post my first ever post, which still holds up imho as a way of viewing the web, by the much missed Jean Baudrillard “Virtuality, being itself virtual, does […]
Just saw this in the ‘From the Blogs’ section of the Grauniad Review. It references and then rips apart a blog post based on an article from the Times suggesting that ‘Internet book piracy will drive authors to stop writing’. Book piracy on the internet will ultimately drive authors to stop writing unless radical methods […]
So three years since I started this blog. Been fun. 5,976 visits, (2,379 unique). Here’ s a photo taken today
Indeed tis a very sad day, Jean Baudrillard has died aged 77. A personal favourite of mine An excellent obituary by the Guardian here, another by the Beeb The great man’s books: Baudrillard , Jean, Chris Turner (Translation). Impossible Exchange. Verso Books. New York, December 2001, 160 pages, Hardcover, ISBN: 1859846475. Baudrillard, Jean, Julia Witwer […]
Postmodernism: according to its protagonists, a completely new way of looking at the world, academic study, philosophy, artistic production etc, arising from the â€˜discoveriesâ€™ of Foucault, Barthes, Derrida, Lyotard, Baudrillard (in France) and Jameson (in America) and the so-called â€˜linguistic turn,â€™ supposed to have happened in the late 1960s or early 1970s, and maintaining in […]
Its two years since I started blogging! Below shows the design evolution.
The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth – it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. Ecclesiastes Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or a substance. […]