File spoon-archives/baudrillard.archive/baudrillard_1994/baud.May94, message 12

Date: Mon, 23 May 1994 09:33:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: diasporal evasions

On Mon, 23 May 1994 wrote:

> I think that the computer screen may be more accurately related to as
> a window.  One can look through it leaving the window closed as some
> transparent barrier, or it can be opened to let the bugs fly in and out 
> freely.  One can even leave the blinds closed and merely peek under
> them to watch the activities in cyberspace.  But, can one climbe through
> and be truly present for others?  Or is there a terminal lack of presence
> in this mode of communi(ty)cation?
> june
And the screen looks at us, too, don't you think?  We are being 
"watched," regulated, cast in (un)likely "roles," not only by the 
technology, but by our desire to become technologized.  Maybe, also, 
this "looking" we do is a form of looking at ourselves, but that's just 
cheesy narcissism.



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