Table of Contents Volume 5, Number 1 (January 2008)

The Internet thinks me. The Virtual thinks me. My double is wandering through the networks, where I shall never meet him. For that parallel universe has no relation to this one. It is an artifical transcription of it, but it does not reflect it. The Virtual is no longer the potentially real, as it once was. Non referential orbital and exorbital it is never again intended to meet up with the real world. Having absorbed the original, it produces the world as undecidable. (Jean Baudrillard. Impossible Exchange. New York: Verso, 2001:15).


Passings

Gerry Coulter. Richard Rorty and the Voluntary Servitude of Philosophy



The Prospects of Radical Politics – Baudrillard and Zizek

Jean Baudrillard. Present Considerations: The Uncertainty of All Value Systems
Slavoj Zizek. The Prospect of Radical Politics Today



Interview with Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard. Le meurtre de la réalité: Jean Baudrillard Interview with Telerama Magazine [In French]



Baudrillard on DVD

Jean Baudrillard. The Evil Demon of Images (97 minutes). DVD, First Mari Kuttna Memorial Lecture, University of Sydney, Australia (1984). [Dedication: Hermann Black, Chancellor of University of Sydney; Remembrance: David Stratton; Introduction by Virginia Spate. Moderator of question period:  Alan Cholodenko; Translator: Maria Shevtsova].

Jean Baudrillard. The Year 2000 Will Not Take Place (70 minutes). DVD, Australia (1984). [Moderator: Edward Colless;  Translator: Philippe Tanguy].



Articles

Alan Cholodenko. Still Photography? [Includes a video presentation of the paper from the Engaging Baudrillard Conference]

Gerry Coulter. Baudrillard and Photography in the Contemporary

Sally Hart. Jean Baudrillard and Jacques Derrida: At the limits of Thought.

Benjamin Noys. Crimes of the Near Future: Baudrillard / Ballard
           
Mark Roberts. From the Arcades to Hyperreality: Benjamin and Baudrillard
           
Marita Ryan. An Exploration of Intermission as a Postmodern Film.

Hillary Shaw. Resisting the Hallucination of the Hypermarket.

Ashley Woodward. Was Baudrillard A Nihilist?



Books About Baudrillard

William Pawlett. Object System, Sign System and Consumption System (Chapter One)



Engaging Baudrillard: Papers From Swansea

Kaialsh Baral. Terrorism, Jean Baudrillard and a Death in Northeast India

Rene Capovin. The Parasite and the Reader: A Luhmannian Overview and its Consequences

Ralf Nuhn. The Insemination of the Celibate Machine?

David Slattery. Minding the Gaps In Dublin’s New Light Rail System

David Teh. Blindsiding History: Symbolic Currencies In Crisis.

David Teh. What Is A Sovereign Object? Baudrillard and the Inexchangeable



Book Reviews.

Victoria Alexander. “Stir Fried Puppy and Other Cool Memories of a Hot Designer”. Review of Alan Fletcher et. al. The Art of Looking Sideways. Phaidon Press, 2001.

Gerry Coulter. "Baudrillard’s Artist: Edward Hopper". Review of Carol Troyen, Judith Barter, Janet Comey, Elliot Davis, and Ellen Roberts. Edward Hopper (An exhibition catalogue of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago). Boston and New York: MFA Boston and Distributed Art Publishers, 2007.

Joseph Nechvatal. “Rancière’s Art Politics With Deleuze and Guattari in Mind”. Book Review of Jacques Rancière’s The Politics of Aesthetics. Continuum Press, London and New York.

Joseph Nechvatal. “Into The Networked World”. Book Review of Jussi Parikka’s Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses. Peter Lang Books, 2007.


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