Volume 4, Number 3 (October 2007)
Author: Kim Clune
A longer version of this obituary appeared on the Brain Drain website: http://atticfox.wordpress.com/2007/04/14/in-memory-of-jean-baudrillard/ (link no longer active)
Although Jean Baudrillard recently passed away, he lives on through the memories of his family and “The Precession of the Simulacra” – a theory he bequeathed to his readers. Museums will probably seal Baudrillard’s thoughtful notes in airtight, acid-free folders to be filed away once they’ve been copied for display. The duplication is sufficient to render both artificial. He will be studied by future generations and his past will be perceived as their own. Perhaps somewhere in the ether, Dear Jean Baudrillard, you will know that I respect you as an authentic human being. Your past is your own, as is that of Ramses, and I am willing to let you rest, in the sacred secret of your grave.
May paradise look nothing like Disneyland.
About the Author
Kim Clune is from Brain Drain Website