Power floats like money, like language, like theory. Criticism and negativity alone still secrete a phantom of the reality of power. If they become weak for some reason or another, power has no other recourse but to artificially revive and hallucinate them… The deterioration of power is irresistibly pursued: it is not so much the “revolutionary forces” that accelerate this process (often it is quite the opposite), it is the system itself that deploys against its own structures this violence that annuls all substance and all finality. 590 more words
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I was walking to work this morning, feeling chipper as usual after my first cup of coffee, when I heard a woman screaming, “You’re that guy from the grocery store!” I ignored her for a block, half registering what she was saying, and assuming it was not addressed to me. 424 more words
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Complicated by the issues of identity, the immigrant experience is fraught . As such, authors engage with this theme by manipulating time and setting. These themes reimagine ghosts in hyperreal forms distorted by memories and perceptions.
When reading about Jean Baudrillard’s theory of simulacrum, hyperreality and simulation, my mind instantly went to the social media-dominated world we now live in. I think we have passed the ‘postmodern’ era, and now there’s a completely different, manufactured reality to contend with. 481 more words