Saturday, October 5, 2013

THE PERFECT CRIME


"It is as though things had swallowed their own mirrors and had become transparent to themselves, entirely present to themselves in a ruthless transcription, full in the light and in real time.  Instead of being absent from themselves in illusion, they are forced to register on a thousand screens, off whose horizons not only the real has disappeared, but the image too.  The reality has been driven out of reality."

--Jean Baudrillard, "The Perfect Crime"








2 comments:

  1. I got my B.A. in Philosophy in 2000, and absolutely none of my professors would acknowledge Baudrillard's existence. Way too radical, way too challenging. And way too INTERESTING as opposed to semesters and semesters filled up with Kant. :)

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  2. Quite the delectable photo essay. I'm dribbling...

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