RIP Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007

jeanbaudrillardResources on Baudrillard (I mentioned him in a blog entry yesterday):

^ Remembrance of Baudrillard by Mark Poster, ‘a professor at the University of California at Irvine who was Baudrillard’s friend and editor,’ on NPR (listen with Real Audio or Windows Media Player). I wanted to hear more about what he thought about the concept of consumption, but the interview ended after the topic was mentioned. I’ll have to read a book! (Then again, I might not.)

^ Obituary in the NYT: Jean Baudrillard, 77, Critic and Theorist of Hyperreality, Dies

^ London Telegraph obit — quite extensive

^ Associated Press Obituary in the International Herald Tribune: French philosopher Jean Baudrillard dies

^ Extensive entry at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

^ Biography at the European Graduate School. Also bibliography, online articles (some in French, some in English), and quotes like this one: “Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.”

^ He Made Us Feel So Hyperreal by Tim Footman in the Guardian.

^ Baudrillard’s entry at Wikipedia in English, and in French.

(Photo image: European Graduate School.)


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