Monday, March 12, 2007

Jean Baudrillard 1929 - 2007

Jean Baudrillard, called "the guru of postmodern thought", (LA Times 3/11/2007), passed away this weekend. He postulated that "history has become its own dustbin" because people are unable to discern electronically reproduced "simulacra" from reality. McLuhan's global village did not come to be; the copy, reconstructed, becomes the reality. For more accessible thoughts read The Matrix and Philosophy, welcome to the desert of the real.

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