The ecstasy of communication

The ecstasy of communication

The Anti-Aesthetic :Essays on Postmodern Culture 

The New Press; CA res. please inc. 7.25% tax edition (April 1, 2002) : Hal Foster (Editor)

Jean Baurdillard

Trans. by Bernard Schultze and Caroline Schultze

New York : Semiotext(e), 1999.

But today the scene and mirror no longer extist; instead, there is a screen and network. 이제 오브젝트를 네트워크가 대체하고 있다고 주장한다(126) …our own body and the whole surrounding universe become a control screen. (127)

이러한 견해는 이미 롤랑 바르트가 예견한 바 있다.  

Roland Barthes: No more fantasies of power, speed and appropriation linked to the object itself, but instead a tactic of potentialities linked to usage; mastery, control and command, an optimalization of the play of possibilites offered by the car as vectore and vehicle… No longer as object of psychological sanctuary. (127)

“Private Telematics” : each person sees himself at the control of a hypothetical machine, isolated in a position of perfect and remote sovereignty, at an infinite distance from his universe of origin.

It is no longer a scene where the dramatic interiority of the subject, engaged with its objects as with its image, is playedout. We are here at the controls of a micro-satellite, in orbit, living no longer as an actor or dramaturge but as a terminal of multiple networks…. But today it is the very space of habitation that is concerived as both reciever and distributor, as the space of both reception and operations, the control screen and ternimal which as such may be endowed with telematic power- that is, with the capability of regulating everything from a distance, including work in the home and, of course, consumption, play, social relations and leisure. (128)

the displacement of bodily movements and efforts into electric or electronic commands, and the minuaturization, in time and space, of proicesses whose real scene is that if infinitesimal memory and the screen with which they are equipped. (129)

this electronic “encephalization”(대뇌화)

What is left appears only as a large useless body, deserted and condemned. The real itself appears as a large useless body. (129) 신체를 abandon한다. deserted body라고 말한다. (129)

this change from human scale to a system of nuclear matrices is visible everywhere: this body, our body, often apperars simply superfluous, basically useless in its extension, in the multiplicity and complexity of its organs, its tissues and functions, since today everything is concentrated in the brain and in geneetic code, which alone sum up the operational definition of being. (129)

Thus the body, landscape, time all progressively disappear as scenes. …

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