Posts Tagged ‘ Ballard ’

Hyper-Reality, Challenge, Ritual and the Negative Exchange

  1. “Production only accumulates, without deviating from its end. It replaces all illusions with just one, its own, which becomes the reality principle.” (Baudrillard, 2001, p. 84)

    Hyper-reality: In his essay Simulacra and Science Fiction, Baudrillard plots the diminishing distance between Continue reading

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Essentials for a Manifesto on Transgressive Simulation

Definitions:

  1. We admit from the outset that the virtual is the estranged simulation of a reality lost. We further admit that Continue reading

Violence and Involvement: The Electric Dionysus – (Part 2)

Bataille: The Electric Dionysus

Georges Bataille was perhaps one of the first to feel the weight of this problem – the chaffing effect of mechanical reason on the instantaneous electric man. In his book on eroticism, Continue reading

Violence and Involvement: The Electric Dionysus – (Part 1)


“Your children will carry the burden of your failure
handing it on to their children
generation after generation
offending the Lord of Light
Lord of Reason
Bright Apollo
whose sanctuary you will destroy…

Now you believe.
Know and accept your fate.
Let others get wisdom
yours comes too late.” – Dionysus
(Euripides’ Bacchae – A New Version by Mike Poulton,pg. 88)

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