Bending over a pool of water, Narcissus quenches his thirst. His image is no longer “other”; it is a surface that absorbs and seduces him, which he can approach but never pass beyond. For there is no beyond, just as there is no reflexive distance between him and his image. The mirror of water is not a surface of reflection, but of absorption (Baudrillard, Seduction, 1979:67).


Harold Pinter: Forgetting What Art Knows

J.G. Ballard: Philosopher of the Future Present


Jean Baudrillard. “A pill against your house burning down” Fragements in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Baudrillard’s birth (July 27, 1929).

Patrick Burton. A Time Of, and For, Endearment

Alain Gauthier [In French]. La Singularité de Jean Baudrillard

Simon Labrecque. Radical Memory? Baudrillard Viewed From the Walls of Québec City

Sacha Staples. Incarcerated By A Discourse of Binaries: America’s Mediated Culture of Terror

Garen J. Torikian. Against a Perpetuating Fiction: Disentangling Art From Hyperreality


An Interview With Alan Cholodenko


Ian Almond. Baudrillard’s Gulf War

Alain Gauthier [In French]. Penser les formes

Jean Baudrillard and Marc Guillaume. “Cool Thinking” – Introduction to Radical Alterity

From the Web

Jason Sperb. Baudrillard and the Hulk

Sylvere Lotringer. On Jean Baudrillard

Mark Poster. Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings (no longer available 2019)

Holland Wilde. The Baudrillard Blender: An Ethnographically Performative Response to Media Coverage of the 2008 US Elections

Chris Miller. Fusion

Book Reviews

Victoria Z. Alexander. Sculpture In An Art World Deeply At Odds With Itself: A Review of Judith Collins. Sculpture TodayLondon: Phaidon, 2007

Gerry Coulter. Image Art and Photography. A Review of Uta Grosenick and Thomas Selig. Photoart. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006

Pramod Nayar. Deflating The ‘Transcendence Of The Body’ Metaphor: A Review of Mark Hansen. Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media. New York and London: Routledge, 2006