Monday, 7 July 2008

Floating Baudrillard in Second Life



"6th April 2007

Jean Baudrillard brought to Second Life

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Ester Dreier and Lamb Lamont are proud to announce that Jean Baudrillard has been caught while floating around the Odyssey art gallery.
Look at the amazing philosopher, take pictures and click on him to let him talk about death, life, and how is it to be a simulacrum!

Baudrillard will be available in Odyssey art gallery as long as we can retain his soul.

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Jean Baudrillard was brought to Second Life by

Ester Dreier (a.k.a. Paolo Ruffino)
Lamb Lamont (a.k.a. Lamberto Azzariti)
script by Masami Kuramoto
texts by Matteo Bittanti

special thanks to
Sugar Seville
0100101110101101.org (a.k.a.Eva & Franco Mattes)
Gazira Babeli"


Baudrillard says things like this when you touch him:

[2:42] Jean Baudrillard: To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
[2:43] Jean Baudrillard: The order of the world is always right -- such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.
[2:43] Jean Baudrillard: It would not be too far-fetched to say that the extermination of mankind begins with the extermination of germs.
[2:43] Jean Baudrillard: Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.
[2:43] Jean Baudrillard: Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldn't like jam if it didn't, by its very nature, ooze. We wouldn't like truth if it wasn't sticky, if, from time to time, it didn't ooze blood.
[2:47] Jean Baudrillard: The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
[2:47] Jean Baudrillard: It would not be too far-fetched to say that the extermination of mankind begins with the extermination of germs.
[2:47] Jean Baudrillard: What is a society without a heroic dimension?
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