JEAN BAUDRILLARD

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A los 77 años murió ayer Jean Baudrillard. El conjunto de sus teorías sobre la sociedad posmoderna y la virtualidad de la realidad en el mundo aparente no le han sido indiferente a nadie, polémicas, discutibles, profundas y de necesaria lectura.

«El simulacro no es lo que oculta la verdad.
Es la verdad la que oculta que no hay verdad.
El simulacro es verdadero
»

«Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.»

«Perhaps our eyes are merely a blank film which is taken from us after our deaths to be developed elsewhere and screened as our life story in some infernal cinema or dispatched as microfilm into the sidereal void.»

«Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.»

«The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.»

«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.»

«Sadder than destitution, sadder than a beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honor of sharing or disputing each other's food.»

«Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.»
Buena parte del publico en general conoció sus teorías, a lo mejor sin saberlo, gracias a películas como Matrix (la cual por cierto no le gustó mucho, llegando a decir irónicamente que Matrix es seguramente el tipo de película acerca de la Matrix que probablemente la Matrix hubiera hecho.) o eXistenZ de David Cronenberg.

Baudrillard en la Wikipedia.

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