THE SHOPMODERN CONDITION BY LINDA RAMPELL Read me! I am not going to change your life, I am your life. You are now living in the shopmodern condition. Forget art history. Remember image shopping. The only ism after postmodernism is consumerism. Aesthetics and economics have merged into aesthetonomics, being is becoming, existence is exchange, and design has become the designed Who are you? Google yourself up! The Internet has become the shopwindow to the world. You are designed for consumption. Linda Rampell, PhD, is a design theorist, lecturer and the author of several books. In The Shopmodern Condition, Linda Rampell offers a critical panorama of contemporary design capitalism.