The transition from signs that dissimulate something to signs that dissimulate that there is nothing marks a decisive turning point. The first reflects a theology of truth and secrecy (to which the notion of ideology still belongs). The second inaugurates the era of simulacra and of simulation, in which there is no longer a God to recognize his own, no longer a Last Judgment to separate the false from the true, the real from its artificial resurrection, as everything is already dead and resurrected in advance.

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation, p.6

Engineering for the environment in the new century … on now.


ethnic digestion tabernacles … on now.

privacy robotic doubles,
rolling rehab threat machines,
heightened insensitivity vehicles,
erotic invisible empires … on now.

DJ Spooky, Polyphony of One

The closer we get to the cities, that is to say, to the marketplace, the more the peasant's labor becomes labor for the market, that is to say, commodity production, and the more regulated and more or less stable his labor becomes, just as if he were working inside an industrial enterprise.

Ernest Mandel, An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory, p.14

It is play that cools off the hot situations of actual life by miming them.

Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, p.43

Our entire linear and accumulative culture collapses if we cannot stockpile the past in plain view.

Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation, p.10


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