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    Cat's Eye Identity

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    another mode of realism—the hyperreal or aestheticized realism (Ulrich). Hyperreality is as a notion in what is considered real and fiction are effortlessly mixed together so that there is no clear division between where one ends, and the other begins. The layers within image frequently are a depiction of visualization dictated to the exposure of secret places and disclosure of unrequited objects. Jean Baudrillard defines hyperreality as "the

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    The world is completely a symbol of a symbol of a symbol of a symbol and so on and so on until you get to what we think of as the real (the physical, the so called objective.) Everything is all at once the simulacrum and the past simulations. Sign values are given for each symbol and exchange for another simulation. Money, a symbol, is exchanged for a deed, which is symbolic of a house. The actuality of the value is always determined by the subject. Symbolic exchange of subjections, meeting at an

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    The concept of character is an illusion, a reality where ‘there are no facts, only interpretations’. In this illusory reality, like Alice, we stumble through the looking-glass from the world of reality into the world of appearance, of illusion. We find ourselves among heroes and villains that seem familiar but, in fact, could not be stranger. In Henry James’ ‘In the Cage’, an unnamed telegraphist, restricted by ‘the cage’ in which she works, peers through the rims of the looking-glass and, seeking

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    The Rise of a Mash-up Culture

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    like it or not. What comes to mind is hyperreality - what Jean Baudrillard called “the generation by models of a real without origin or reality” (166). Digital representations, originally intended to recreate the original sound waves of the music, are losing their point of origin and becoming musical works on their own. Technological developments in the 21st century have given us profoundly new ways of interacting with and perceiving representations. Hyperreality is becoming more pervasive in society

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    comes to how the society functions today. Their ideas on the nature of today’s society have helped us understand more about the aspects of how society progress through the years. Bauldrillard’s explanation of the increasing dependence of society to hyperreality instead reality and what , the influence of the mass media on the society is very strong but with the recent controversies on how the news is delivered to the masses, people are starting to realize that. Foucault’s idea on how discourses help

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    The Simulation of a Capitalist Society: The Crying of Lot 49 In Jean Baudrillard’s, Simulacra and Simulations he discusses how symbols and signs constitute our reality and argues that our society has lost all connections to anything meaningful and real through the proliferation of signs and how that consequently leads our existence towards a simulation of reality. Sixteen years before the publication of Simulacra and Simulation, Thomas Pynchon’s 1966 novel, The Crying of Lot 49 parodies this idea

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    Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the Post-Modern Condition In past years, when an artist or philosopher critiqued the reality of the world, it was always presumed that there was a reality to be criticized. However, post-modernity has presented those people with a horrifying new challenge -- a world that has literally been so overcome by its technology that the important issues of man's existence no longer consist of finding answers to questions like "Why are we born to suffer and die?" but merely

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    Seditious Suspicion: Toward a Hermeneutics of Resistance In his book Freud and the Philosophers, the hermeneuticist Paul Ricoeur coined the phrase “the school of suspicion” to describe the method shared by Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. Their common intention, he claims, was the decision “to look upon the whole of consciousness primarily as ‘false’ consciousness… [taking] up again, each in a different manner, the problem of Cartesian doubt, to carry it to the very heart of the Cartesian stronghold

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    Postmodernism was essentially a move away from modernism. While modernism showcased structured and non-manipulated images, postmodernism was a departure from those methods in photography. Unlike modernism, postmodernism embraced the idea that if you looked hard enough, the truth would eventually break down. Not only that, but truth was seen as an illusion because there is doubt. Originality no longer exists. Authority was no longer trusted because it was believed that those with authority were more

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    Reflection Paper – The Experience Machine In Robert Nozick Anarchy, State, and Utopia, he describes a machine that could stimulate any programmed experience when attached to the machine. With this experience machine a person could program the next two years of their life, not realizing they are floating in a tank attached to a machine. The experiences that are stimulated seem so real that person will actually perceive it as reality. After the two years have passed, the person will then have ten minutes

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