Class 10

posted Oct 28, 2010, 12:11 PM by Priya Nayar

Media as Science Fiction (Group Discussions Continue)

   Jameson, “Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism” (MCS)

   Baudrillard, “The Precision of Simulacra” (MCS)

   Neveldine, “Gamer,” 2009

 Questions to Consider in Week 10

Is Baudrillard playing “musical metaphysical chairs” in so much that he is replacing one metaphysical system for another? Are we ultimately left where we started, non-beings instead of being?

If reality has been replaced by hyper-reality or an ongoing synergy of the two, what and where is the metaphysical center, or is any metaphysical system, including postmodernism, a historical relic--a psychosis of desire?

In the context of the aforementioned idea, how does the movie “Gamer” and gaming in general fit into the equation?