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His anxiety with new modes of communication lies with it belonging to a new set of language and an intangible space where the object only functions on a surface level: Baudrillard uses the example of television, which dates the piece, but nevertheless, the ideas that he presents lend themselves directly to issues surrounding new media and communication tools.
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The threat baudrilpard media is that we no longer just live in the objective world but now have virtual selves to manage on the global network. As mentioned last week in our discussions of the vector, and weeks past with VR and gaming, there is a thrill in the possibilities of these vast new spaces — or in the fact that we buy into the idea that they are vast.
Much of the construct of this myth comes from our collective social memory, the make up of the science fiction genre or our future gazing. By allowing science fiction to manifest itself in our everyday lives, Baudrillard feels that it has changed the dynamic of public and private space in the ways in which this technology and its mobility allows for the two to blur.
Moreover, our spaces are combining and miniaturizing themselves into microcosmic metropolitans. According to Baudrillard, the combination and miniaturization of technology and spaces of life has rendered the human body useless, now that our behaviour is primarily a series of small movements of the hands — clicking over buttons and keys. The focus on miniature power centres correlates with our city centres, battling urban sprawl by building up rather than out. As public space now only represents a place of transit and exchange, and private space is being interpolated by the public through this miniaturized and yet vast new network of possibilities, what happens to time?
While the efficiency of machines has shorted our work week, and in some ways have made our lives more manageable, our hyperreality comes at the cost of desiring speed to all aspects of our lives, and our need to be constantly filled with a task at hand.
Shifting back to his discussion communixation television, Baudrillard comments that private space is disappearing along with public space. By blurring the two spaces with technology has aided in the dematerialization of spectacle or secret Coming back to the idea of miniature, the obscenity of commodity is in its abstract packaging.
The Ecstasy of Communication by Jean Baudrillard
The small, lightweight, and formal aesthetic offers up its essence immediately. It fetishizes the mode of communication rather than its message This course examines the shift from traditional cinematic spectacle to works probing the frontiers of interactive, performative, and networked media.
Drawing upon a broad range of scholarship, including film theory, communication studies, cultural studies and new media theory, the course will consider how digital technologies are transforming the semiotic fabric of contemporary visual culture. Our focus will be on the phenomenon Gene Youngblood described three communicwtion ago as expanded cinema an explosion of the frame outward towards immersive, interactive and interconnected i.
Applied Theory at York University, Canada. Future Cinema — This course examines the shift from traditional cinematic spectacle to works probing the frontiers of interactive, performative, and networked media.