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Thierry Bardini

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816667505

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001

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Tail Again

Tail Again

Presence of Junk

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(p.169) Chapter 6, Tail Again
Source:
Junkware
Author(s):

Thierry Bardini

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.003.0008

This chapter summarizes the meaning of the word “junk”, which is both described as an unknown part of DNA or the binding principle that holds the world together. Junk is the cement of cultural experience and the fractal principle that unifies DNA to the cosmos and everything in between, and can be used to describe any significant cultural experience in today’s global culture, such as reality TV, recycled music, movies, and contemporary art. The chapter also talks about Ridley Scott’s movie Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s fictions of the 1960s that portrayed junk culture.

Keywords:   junk, cultural experience, DNA, cosmos, global culture, reality TV, recycled music, Ridley Scott, Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick

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