File spoon-archives/baudrillard.archive/baudrillard_1995/baudrillard.07-95, message 21

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 11:18:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: the wager of seduction

On Mon, 24 Jul 1995, JOn wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jul 95 07:30:37 EDT Malgosia Askanas said:
> >> On the other hand is a sensitivity to Baudrillard's project of
> >> disappearance. This is the "side of the object" which he identifies as his
> >> position. And while there may be a power on this side, it is, as i have
> >> suggested before, an alien one to those of us who still claim an "I" - and
> >> i think that has to be most of us. (Real Baudrillardians probably don't
> >> post...)
> >
> >But he himself does post.  His project of disappearance is very much a
> >public spectacle.  What do you make of that?
> It was my understanding that Baudrillard di not use a computer in any
> capacity. I'd be interested in knowing how you know that he does in fact
> use the 'net.

I think Malgosia was using "post" fairly broadly - rather in the spirit of
my original remark. Baudrillard is a public figure, writing and speaking
as part of his disappearance. I would say that there was really no such
beast as a "real Baudrillardian" - much like the "true situationist"
someone mentioned awhile back - and that the project of remaining marginal
involves a seductive play as well. Perhaps in our scandalized responses to
his scandalous provocations - and in our reluctance (using "our" very,
very loosely here) to take up the wager of seduction - we work the
trapdoor which lets him escape in a puff of brimstone.

> Jon
> jepstein-AT-kentvm.kent.eduu




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