Category Archives: Image

“The Simulacran Republic” (From the Archives of Joe Baegant)

The hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush “It’s a world of appearances … packaged to the showroom specifications of a sit-com.  She asks her hairdresser for ‘tinted highlights’ he mumbles something about going to the gym. He feels … Continue reading

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The Media is the Mirror

by Roberto Prado In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation. – Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle With the above lines, Guy Debord … Continue reading

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