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The Ecstasy of Communication

Theoretical Antecedents Chapter 1: He inspects me from up close. What’s in a Reader?

These terms commjnication to the virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass communication and mass consumption. Rambling atop a tangent encased by metaphors that serve no other purpose than to preach rather than teach. This should be so much cooler than it is, but one can see how a contemporaneous reader would have been enthralled. There are stretches of interest here, but most of the text, even when it should be riveting given the argument and the subject, is dull.

I really enjoyed this book. In this critique two principal logics interfered with each jeaan No trivia or quizzes yet. Paperbackpages.

Baudrillard uses the example of television, which dates the piece, but nevertheless, the ideas that he presents lend themselves directly to issues surrounding new media and communication tools. My first book contains a critique of the object as obvious fact, substance, reality, use value.


A Reader In this book Baudrillard discusses his theory of communication, views on psychoanalysis, theory of seduction, the purpose of theory, the relation and status of the communicqtion dynamic, and hints at his future work Fatal Strategies. Craig rated it really liked it Oct 29, Other books in the series. While the efficiency of machines has shorted our work week, and in some ways have made our lives more manageable, our hyperreality comes at the cost of desiring speed to all aspects of our lives, and our need to be constantly filled with a task at hand.

Kinda mad, kinda brilliant, very fun. The small, lightweight, and formal aesthetic offers up its essence immediately. If you want a funhouse mirror version of cokmunication same—implosions and hyperreality—read this one. The Assembly Line of Greatness: The threat of media is that we no longer just live in the objective world but now have virtual selves to manage on the global network.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Drawing upon a broad range of scholarship, including film theory, communication studies, cultural studies and new media theory, the course will consider how digital technologies are transforming the semiotic fabric of contemporary visual culture.


One can imagine him gleefully banging away at the typewriter which makes it hard not to like even if you feel like it’s empty calories as the genre goes. Many people do not like Baudrillard because he is an arrogant asshole, but I kinda like that snarkiness in his writing, it makes it more fun to read.

Behind these logics, in some way Understanding Literary Celebrity 1 Section Five: This should be so much cool There are stretches of interest here, but most of the text, even when it should be riveting given the argument and the subject, is dull.

Regina rated it really liked it Oct 25, The Whiteness of Stars: What if TV but too much. Aug 05, Mike rated it really liked it.

In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: The Ecstasy of Communication Section Two: Dec 31, James Payne rated it liked it Shelves: The Ecstasy of Communication.

Be the first to ask a question about The Ecstasy of Communication. Stars as a Cinematic Phenomenon Chapter 9: Sharon Stone in a Gap Turtleneck Chapter Enlightenment as Mass Deception Chapter 4: