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    principal theme of Jean Baudrillard’s article ‘Disneyworld Company’ relates to the evolution of the Disney World Corporation, and the effects that this has had on molding the world’s culture. The article dwells deep into the idea of a virtual and spectacle driven world being created not only by Disney, but by a ‘cannibalistic attraction’ driven society that is captivating the real world. Creating a universe of ‘virtuality’ that is not contained by the 4th dimension of time. Jean Baudrillard compares Smurfland

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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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    The End of Painting by Douglas Crimp

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    strikes down new ideas that, while unfavorable in the societies eyes, may be breakthroughs in human thought and life. Bibliography Baudrillard, Jean. "Simulacra and Simulations." Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, ed Mark Poster. Stanford University Press, 1998, pp.166-184. Available: www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/Baudrillard/Baudrillard_Simulacra.html Crimp, Douglas. "Simulacra and Simulations." Douglas Crimp,Vol. 16 Art World Follies, The MIT Press, 1981, pp.69-86 http://www

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    battle for mankind, as each day the inventions that were meant to bring us pleasure and increase our leisure time, instead dehumanize us by taking a piece of our selfhood for their own with every passing moment. The post-modern social theorist Jean Baudrillard posits that the world of today is a never-ending "virtual apocalypse" of reality yielding to the hyperreal--reality defined not as what, in fact is. but rather that which can be simulated, reproduced, or Xeroxed. Desperate times call for desperate

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    Cat's Eye Identity

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    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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    Mass production, Baudrillard concludes, is no longer for the masses, but of the masses (68). This psychological reversal of the production dynamics that characterized modernity subverts Whereas capital in The Grapes of Wrath dissociates the bourgeoisie from their physical humanity, Steinbeck's ideal remains intact. In Simulacra and Simulation, however, Baudrillard carries the causal chain to man's inessentiality in postmodern culture. Works Cited Baudrillard, Jean. Glaser, Sheila Faria

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    The Rise of a Mash-up Culture

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    away from unverifiable judgements about the direction modern culture is moving in. More interesting is the way musical creation is changing as a result of new technologies, whether we 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

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    Poststructuralism operates on the notion that power is circuitous than it is linear and structured. Structuralism, at its core, concerns how language works as a system of meaningful production. Structuralists are more concerned with how language articulates itself as a science. In this manner, structuralism is a more archeological study where poststructuralism is genealogical, concerned with uncovering the relationship of power and discourse on the mind and body. However, Poststructuralists concentrate

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    Postmodernism Essay

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    Postmodernism The emergence of digital technologies coincides with the rise of postmodernist films, videos, and audio art. Postmodernism literally means “after” or “beyond” modernism. Whereas modernist art emphasizes the individual artist’s self-expression and the purity of artistic form, postmodernist art is anything but pure. Postmodern approaches to production could feature the following: Intertextuality: Postmodernism often considered intertextual, which means it features a collage or grab

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    The Matrix Essay

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    Wartenberg addressed the question: “Can philosophy be screened?” (pg. 272) He then used thought experiment as a way that a film can represent philosophy. So what is “thought experiment”? Thought examinations include nonexistent situations in which the audience are asked to envision what things might be similar to if such-and-such were the situation. The individuals who feel that movies can really do philosophy show that fiction films can work as philosophical thought experiments and consequently

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