Posted in February 2013

Tupac is a Hologram: The Re-History of Rock’n’Roll

Tupac is a Hologram: The Re-History of Rock’n’Roll

Jean Baudrillard has always been a doppelganger for me when it comes to the study of contemporary media. For good or ill, he is one of the chief architects of the joyful nihilism which seems a reasonable fallback stance to take with regard to life in the mediadrome. This is so when one thinks for … Continue reading

Exile: The Exilic Meditations

Exile: The Exilic Meditations

I was reminded, when Peyman began speaking about the student sit ins in Tehran in 1981 that eventually lead to his exile from Iran, of the dreamlike qualities of the heroine’s story in Roberto Bolaño’s Amulet. During the military occupation of the university in Mexico City in 1968 (i.e. UNAM), Bolaño’s heroine Auxilio Lacouture hides … Continue reading