>>7606101 Google Image search says "random sequence numbers" and there are hundreds of results for it on pages relating to randomness. I suspect it's the output of some sort of random number generating algorithm.
entry level Jean Baudrillard: Simulation and Simulacra, Transparency of Evil, other Baudrillard worth reading: America, Conspiracy of Art, The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, The Spirit of Terrorism, Fatal Strategies
Andre Breton's collected "Manifestos of Surrealism"
Tristan Tzara's Dada Manifestos (various collections, all generally short reads)
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol
Eugene Rose/Seraphim Rose "Nihilism: the Roots of Revolution in the Modern Age"
Bataille "The Thirst for Annihilation" ("Acurssed Share" is also interesting but not about Nihilism primarily)
Cioran: "A Short History of Decay"
Lyotard: "The Inhuman"
------- Has anyone read "In the Dust of this Planet" by Eugene Thacker? Any recommendations for or against?
>>7606212 no problem. I think it's important to remember that Nihilism takes on different meanings to different people and in different situations
Baudrillard: "I am a terrorist and nihilist in theory as the others are with their weapons. Theoretical violence, not truth, is the only resource left us.”
Baudrillard: "The apocalypse is finished, today it is the precession of the neutral, of forms of the neutral and of indifference. I will leave it to be considered whether there can be a romanticism, an aesthetic of the neutral therein. I don't think so — all that remains, is the fascination for desertlike and indifferent forms, for the very operation of the system that annihilates us. Now, fascination (in contrast to seduction, which was attached to appearances, and to dialectical reason, which was attached to meaning) is a nihilistic passion par excellence, it is the passion proper to the mode of disappearance. We are fascinated by all forms of disappearance, of our disappearance. Melancholic and fascinated, such is our general situation in an era of involuntary transparency. I am a nihilist. I observe, I accept, I assume the immense process of the destruction of appearances (and of the seduction of appearances) in the service of meaning (representation, history, criticism, etc.) that is the fundamental fact of the nineteenth century."
Warhol: "Apparently, most people love watching the same basic thing (actions shows on TV, fh), as long as the details are different. But I’m just the opposite: if I’m going to sit and watch the same thing I saw the night before, I don’t want it to be essentially the same – I want it to be exactly the same. Because the more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel."
Warhol: "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface; of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There’s nothing behind it… …I see everything that way, the surface of things, a kind of mental Braille. I just pass my hands over the surface of things. "
Breton: “Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject.”
Breton: "I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams.
Tzara: "You'll never know why you exist, but you'll always allow yourselves to be easily persuaded to take life seriously.”
Tzara: “Dada is not modern at all, it is rather a return to a quasi-Buddhist religion of indifference. Dada puts an artificial sweetness onto things, a snow of butterflies coming out of a conjurer's skull. Dada is stillness and does not understand the passions.”
I'd say Breton is a nihilist. Unlike Dali or Rothko or all of those other artist-intellectuals who were interested in freud and psychoanalysis, Breton thought dreams had value in and of themselves. He had no concern for the interpretation of dreams, or any notion that we would understand ourselves better through understanding our dreams. He felt the dream expierence was the ultimate form, and wanted to mimic it in his waking life through art. I'd say this is a pretty radical denial of both material reality and philosophical attempts to understand reality.
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