Obscenity begins when there is no more spectacle, no more illusions, when everything becomes immediately transparent, visible, exposed in the raw and inexorable light of information and communication. We no longer partake in the drama of alienation, but are in the ecstasy of communication. And this ecstasy is obscene. Obscene is that which eliminates the gaze, the image and every representation. Obscenity is not confined to sexuality, because today there is a pornography of information and communication, a pornography of circuits and networks. It is no longer the obscenity of the hidden, the repressed, the obscure, but that of the visible, the all too visible.
Jean Baudrillard,“The Ecstasy of Communication” via http://tabularasae.tumblr.com