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Re: <nettime> Autonomy and Control in the Era of Post-Privacy
Prem Chandavarkar on Tue, 6 Jul 2010 14:39:00 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Autonomy and Control in the Era of Post-Privacy

The schizo (he who possesses).....too great a proximity of everything,
the unclean promiscuity of everything which touches, invests and
penetrates without resistance, with no halo of private protection,
not even his own body, to protect him anymore. The schizo is berefit
of every scene, open to everything in spite of himself, living in
the greatest confusion. He is himself obscene, the obscene prey of
the world's obscenity. What characterises him is less the loss of
the real, the light years of estrangement from the real, the pathos
of distance and radical separation, as is commonly said, but very
much to the contrary, the absolute proximity, the total instantaneity
of things, the feeling of no defence, no retreat. It is the end of
interiority and intimacy, the overexposure and transparency of the
world which traverses him without obstacle. He can no longer produce
the limits of his own being, can no longer play or stage himself, can
no longer produce himself as mirror. He is now only pure screen, a
switching centre for the networks of influence.

Jean Baudrillard: The Ecstasy of Communication
in "Post Modern Culture", edited by Hal Foster.

On 5 July 2010 19:21, Armin Medosch <armin {AT} easynet.co.uk> wrote:

> "To be free in 1968 is to participate." (Graffiti in Paris 1968,
> quoted by Merrifield 2002)
> "To be free in 2010 is not to participate." Me
> with best regards Armin

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