Posts Tagged ‘ Fame ’

Rape Culture: Extreme Pornography / Extreme Sexuality (Part 3.1)

Extreme Sexuality 1

The Liberation Principle

“The Matrix is surely the kind of film about the matrix that the matrix would have been able to produce” (Baudrillard, 2004)

As free-market globalisation and the artificial instruments of technology have intersected with the formerly established sex categories of male and female; and as discourse was liberated from its containment within these essentialist categories, an identity continuum was born right across the sex/gender spectrum. An identity continuum that liberated sex from its biological and social poles, opening it up as a market of unlimited, polymorphic potential.[1]

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Digital Mythologies / Digital Plagues (Part 2)

The Text and a Context for Prosumption

To give meaning to a text, it shouldn’t simply entertain you; it should be allowed to interweave itself inextricably into the fabric of your life. To this extent, the text still lives – Continue reading

The Organ with No Body – Towards Virtual Worlds (Part 3)

Towards Virtual Worlds

Since about 2007, it has been widely observed that, after a vibrant ‘hype-cycle’ and excitable growth, the virtual world Second Life entered a short decline followed by a period of stagnation. Announced dead by various ‘techno-pundits’ more times than anyone cares to recall, Continue reading

Form and Content: The Disappearance of Ideology

In my last post on Murdoch, I made the following observation: that Continue reading

Existential, Relational and Spectacular Space

In a previous article on Conflict Narratives, we saw two areas of social exchange – the relational or experiential space (made up of direct involvement with events and other people) and the spectacular or universal space (made up of cultural and creative projections onto TV screens, into books, magazines etc. Essentially Spectacular Space is made up of shared, communal media).

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