In the culture of the simulacrum, everything becomes chancy. The risk of the aleatory need not provoke paralyzing dread but can prove liberating for people who have had to bear the chains of necessity far too long. Within the register of the imaginary, structures of determination appear to be constructed to avoid the anxiety that freedom inevitably provokes. The challenge is to apprehend anxiety as the pulse of life rather than the mask of death.
Mark C. Taylor & Esa Saarinen
"Superficiality" (3)