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 ISSN 1552-5112


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Jean Baudrillard: Le simulacre est vrai – The simulacrum is true | KritikosIntertheory Press | Online International Conference | 27 July 2022








Le simulacre n'est jamais ce qui cache la vérité - c'est la vérité qui cache qu'il n'y en a pas.  Le simulacre est vrai.[1]


The simulacrum is never that which hides the truth. It is the truth that hides that there is none.
The simulacrum is true.


Jean Baudrillard




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Jean Baudrillard: Le simulacre est vrai – The simulacrum is true (2022) is a one-day conference to be held on Jean Baudrillard’s (July 27, 1929 – March 6, 2007) birthday in 2022.

Papers are invited that touch on his characteristic treatment of a variety of subjects: Extreme phenomena (e.g. COVID-19, UFOs/UAPs, Earth’s heating climate, A.I., etc.), the system of objects, consumer society, simulacra and simulation, America, the Cool Memories series, fatal strategies, symbolic exchange, the transparency of evil, seduction, the conspiracy of art, the agony of power, hyperreality, integral reality, impossible exchange, the perfect crime, duality, thought, chaos, reversibility, the eternal return, the accursed share, destiny and so on. 


A special print volume of selected conference papers will be published by Intertheory Press after the event, slated for release sometime in 2023.


Presentations will be streamed live over Zoom; 20 minutes are allocated for each presentation, with Q&A time up to twenty minutes, as needed; audience questions may be submitted via Zoom chat. The live Zoom presentations and Q&A will not be recorded by Intertheory Press or Kritikos. Participants are free to record presentations if they wish.

Paper submissions are now closed.

However, conference registration remains open and available for attendees here.


JB - Saint Beuve (1987)

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Jean Baudrillard

 (July 27, 1929 – March 6, 2007)




8:20am - Vanessa Freerks, “Pseudo-Events and Ascetic Ideals: Baudrillard’s Consumer Society meets Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals”

9am - Joseph Turner, “Towards a Destituent Baudrillard: The Event of the George Floyd Uprisings and the Ante-Politics of Seduction”

9:40am - Joana Raquel Barroso de Carvalho e Silva, “The Emergence of Simulacrum: Between the Space of Cinema and the Pictorial Space”

10:20am - Charles Mueller, “Symbolic Exchange and the Blues”

11am - Tyler Martinez, Majia Nadesan, “TheDonald.Win: Electoral Fraud and a Nation in Crisis”

11:40am - William Pawlett, “Baudrillard, Myth and Disappearance”

Break 12-12:30pm

12:30-1:10pm - Bram Medelli, “From Digital Solipsism to the Glitch: How Social Media and Digital Culture Impact Truth”

1:10-1:50pm - Nick Ruiz, Ph.D, “The Metaphysics of COVID-19”

1:50-2:30pm – MJ Corey, “Keeping Up with the Simulacra”

2:30-3:10pm - Olga Baysha, “There is No Alternative to the Integral: Neoliberal Populism On the Fringes of the Virtual and the Real”

3:10-3:50pm - Brian Gogan, “Exhausting the Question of Hope: Reading Baudrillard and Heraclitus”

3:50-4:30pm – Joseph Murphy, "Turning Away Towards the World: Radical Thought After Cool Memories"







an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern cultural sound, text and image

 ISSN 1552-5112



[1] Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacres et simulation. Galilée (1981), p. 9