November 14, 2018
Reading Baudrillard is incredibly depressing! Been reading his work lately, mostly Simulations. His work is difficult for me to get through and it is even more difficult for me to write about. What I can say is that Baudrillard’s overall point is that reality or rather truth has ceased to exist. Everything has become a simulation of what was once the human race’s reality.
Read this quote…
“The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth it is the truth which conceals that there is none.”
The simulacrum hasn’t replaced reality, it is simply all that we are left with. In his book he goes through an assortment of examples, and I am not sure if I agree completely BUT there is certainly something in his words that leave me feeling uneasy.
Just google him and check out some of his ideas. Good exercise for the brain.