9 September 2017

Paris 2017: Cimetière du Montparnasse: #8: Jean Baudrillard

This year marks the tenth anniversary since the death of Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007), who was a sociologist, philosopher and 'disillusionist' noted for his work on the mass media and consumer society, the appropriation of the real world by the virtual. For someone who said the Iraq war didn't happen, it looks from the jungle that is his grave that his funeral never happened. His many works include Le Système des objets : la consommation des signes (1968), La Société de consommation (1970), Enrico Baj (1980), Simulacres et simulation (1981), La Gauche divine (1985), and 'Pataphysique (2000).

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