Volume 6, Number 2 (July, 2009)
(Troutville, Virginia, USA)
There are many for whom “the ‘social’, their stock and trade … will be left grappling with their object, which, though fully realized; has now become virtual,” Baudrillard tells Philippe Petit (Paroxysm, 1998).
As the social becomes virtual many fall between the cracks. There are the non-represented and the quarantined; the homeless, mentally-ill children and average individuals… If one is not in the media one does not exist, or at least if one does not participate, one is not part of society.
To read more of Miller’s book Fusion (in which Baudrillard figures prominently) click: