‘The Age of the Ass’-Link to New Article

Here’s a link to James Driscoll’s latest article, published in the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. The article is entitled, “‘The Age of the Ass’: Baudrillard, Black Leggings, and the More Nude than Nude.” Feel free to leave comments here, or email us .

Tab Energy: In Memoriam

Author: Conor Morey-Barrett When I was little I would often crave McDonald’s immediately after watching one of their adverts on television.  “You’re so susceptible to advertising,” my mother would say.  As we get older we assume we’ll outgrow such weaknesses, but I find our susceptibility only becomes more refined.  Case in point, my manic love … Continue reading

Obesity and consciousness

Fat people that know everything about the system have swallowed it outside themselves and inside themselves at once, which means that consciousness is neither in the world nor in the body and that obesity exists in the stream of images. Written March 26, 2010 A pre-cursor to a theory of the screen as absolute mind.

Brief essay on consciousness and ideology

IDEOLOGY AS AN AHISTORICAL OBJECT, ITS MODEL FOUND IN THE EXISTENTIAL STRUCTURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS While re-reading Sartre’s theory of consciousness, one which I subscribe to and am looking to apply to my own theoretical projects, I happen upon a third conclusion of ‘The Cogito as Reflective Consciousness.’ ‘Third, the I never appears except on the … Continue reading

Vitamin Water ‘Connect’

While drinking this bank-chute ration of signification and crystalline hydration I noticed that this flavor, named ‘Connect’ in what is a disgusting display of aptness, was made ‘by fans, for fans on .’ I’ve included brackets so as to try and capture the differentiation of a logo in standard prose. Pretty useless. What I want … Continue reading

Facebook Ad – Quick

“The average American driver pays as little as $44/mo for auto insurance. Think you pay too much? Find out! Get new payment.” Facebook ad on the right panel of the screen. Read the first sentence. It is never going to matter what we say anymore. There is no turning back; the opposite of this sentence, … Continue reading

Macy’s Men’s Department, Acqua Di Gio: Thoughts

Macy’s Men’s. There’s no production here, it’s all consumption. Have we made this irreversible? An old woman hobbling along, taking millimeter steps, not the least bit unhappy. Just looking for an exit. Takes a look at some jewelry. JESUS THEY’RE OVERPRICED! More stuttering baby-steps. Asks someone if the exit up there is Washington and State. … Continue reading

CANstruction 2009: The Radical Illusion

JAMES DRISCOLL 06/18/09 The following is a transcription of notes taken during an hour-long perusal of the most recent incarnation of CANstruction, an exhibit at the Merchandise Mart running through June 28th. BRIEF REFLECTIONS ON CANSTRUCTION 2009: (WALKING BAUDRILLARD THROUGH THE MERCHANDISE MART) “HOPE” APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF CANS: 2,615 SHOPPING LIST: ARMOUR VIENNA SAUSAGE BRYAN … Continue reading