Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The post-structuralist theorist Jean Baudrillard, had much to say on human existence in a hypermediated world. It may be increasingly impossible to distil orginality from simulation, revolutionary open source projects face this too With the collective work of Wikipedia being leeched off to populate the pages of more commercial minded websites like Help.com, About.com and Answers.com.
Sometimes this dishonesty of purpose comes back to haunt them as it clearly does with their pilfering of a previous Wiki entry on Robbie Williams. Look down to the paragraph on Angels, and you'll see that some one inserted the frond below into it in one of the most imaginative acts of trolling I've ever seen.
"The initial lyrics were to include the line 'when I'm feeling weak and the simulations of the life-world are forming my narratives too become hyperreal' in ode to Jean Baudrillard, who Williams famously described as being more influential to him than both Lennon and McCartney combined. But the final version has the end of the sentence change as co-writter Chambers claimed that Baudrillard's work is no longer relevant in a post-Keyensian era."
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