Tagged: Baudrillard

Venice Beach, the Hyperreality of California

Venice Beach is California at its best: the diversity, irreverence, and playfulness of Venice Beach attracts millions of visitors every year, and whenever I am in LA, I feel a strong urge to go there. With all its diversity, it seems to remain what it always was: Street shops for tattoos, marijuana, and T-shirts, entertainers performing their shows with sizable audiences, graffiti, ballgames, roller-blades, and tourists. There is a back side, an older portion of town in the back alleys,  with small houses, and occasionally you find a corner where the homeless and poor young travelers congregate. Venice Beach was once a...

Jean Baudrillard – Quotes

Baudrillard (27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. Quotes: If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity. Baudrillard, Jean. Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence. Baudrillard, Jean. At the heart of pornography is sexuality haunted by its own disappearance. Baudrillard,...