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    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition … always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.” - Roland Barthes.

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      In her Issue 03 letter from the editor, Jennifer Acker discusses Roland Barthes, Google Maps, and photography.

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      “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition … always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.” - Roland Barthes.

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      French philosopher Roland Barthes: Author of "Camera Lucida" and other works about the nature of photography and the photographic paradox.

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