What is the difference between a serial object and a model object? What is a gizmo? What is consumption in the modern world? In this episode, our season one finale, we read Jean Baudrillard's exposé on the dizzying system of objects that makes up contemporary consumer society.
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The System of Objects: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3146-the-system-of-objects
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