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The ecstasy of communication / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Bernard & Caroline Schutze ; edited by Slyvere Lotringer [sic].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: enggre Series: Foreign Agents S | Foreign Agents SPublication details: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Autonomedia, c1988.Edition: Reprinted fromISBN:
  • 0936756365 (pbk.)
Uniform titles:
  • Autre par lui-mm̊e. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 128 19
LOC classification:
  • BD450 .B35713 1988
Summary: 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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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Translation of: L'autre par lui-mm̊e.

Bibliography: p. 105-107.

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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Translation of: L'autre par lui-mm̊e.