KATERINA D. on 11 Feb 2001 07:01:37 -0000

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Re: <nettime> Baudrillard and the 1983 comments

Baudrillard has been discussing the new developments in technology and
communication, principally associated with Internet, during the last years.
His stance is highly sceptical, at times aphoristic of a medium which
according to his theory exemplifies hyper-reality and fakeness.

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From: "J.M.G" <jay@gibsonnet.net>
To: <nettime-l@bbs.thing.net>
Sent: Παρασκευή, 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2001 5:12 πμ
Subject: Re: <nettime> Baudrillard and the 1983 comments

> <...>
> >Why would an "overproduction" (relative to what?) of meaning and
> >discourse result in an undecipherable reality? when was there a
> >situation when reality was easily and uncontroversially "decipherable"?
> >I suspect Baudrillard is talking about some of the campaigns of the
> >1970s, conducted largely by mimeograph and photocopy and telephone,
> >the most prominent example in Paris being solidarity with Russian and
> >East Block dissidents and prisoners of conscience. By "electronic" he
> >probably means mass media like TV and radio.
> I welocme all of your comments;

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