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Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 13:51:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Baudrillard and the Twin Towers



Hi Mark--

Yes, it's in Simulations (1983) published by semiotext(e)

It appears on page 135 as part of the chapter entitled "The Tactile 
and the Digital" in the context of his discussion of the digital 
binary code (on/off), 'the question/answer cycle'  and the two-party 
system, as models of the kind of self-regulating society in which 
repression of difference becomes redundant...

"Why are there two towers at New York's World Trade Center?  .... 
This new architecture incarnates a system that is no longer 
competitive, but compatible, and where competition has disappeared 
for the benefit of the correlations"

At 9:49 AM -0400 9/21/01, mnunes-AT-gpc.peachnet.edu wrote:
>Can someone remember an essay, I believe from the late 70s early 80s, in
>which Baudrillard writes on the Twin Towers? I'd appreciate a title
>reference.
>
>--mark

HTML VERSION:

Hi Mark--

Yes, it's in Simulations (1983) published by semiotext(e)

It appears on page 135 as part of the chapter entitled "The Tactile and the Digital" in the context of his discussion of the digital binary code (on/off), 'the question/answer cycle'  and the two-party system, as models of the kind of self-regulating society in which repression of difference becomes redundant...

"Why are there two towers at New York's World Trade Center?  .... This new architecture incarnates a system that is no longer competitive, but compatible, and where competition has disappeared for the benefit of the correlations"

At 9:49 AM -0400 9/21/01, mnunes-AT-gpc.peachnet.edu wrote:
Can someone remember an essay, I believe from the late 70s early 80s, in
which Baudrillard writes on the Twin Towers? I'd appreciate a title
reference.

--mark


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