Sunday, November 2, 2008
Nice quote from Jean Baudrillard
"We could perhaps develop a model of drifting plates, to speak in seismic terms, in the theory of catastrophes. The seismic is our form of the slipping and sliding of the referential...Nothing remains but shifting movements that provoke very powerful rare events. We no longer take events as revolutions or effects of the superstructure, but as underground effects of skidding, fractal zones in which things happen. Between the plates, continents do not quite fit together; they slip under and over each other. There is no more system of reference to tell us what happened to the geography of things. We can only take a geoseismic view."