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    An Analysis of William Gibson's Idoru

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    William Gibson's Idoru is a novel thick with implications and extrapolations related to the oncoming and (present) age of electronic para-reality. Stylistically, it is far from perfect, but in theme it has a firm grasp on the concept of the simulacra as it mimics, masks and replaces reality. Gibson's characters are rarely paintings of great depth. While I would strongly disagree with the assertion that they are archetypes cut out from a mold, I would still note that they are not particularly

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    preposterous in a 'sane' world. A postmodern work of fiction allows for the shifting and changing of reality, thus giving the audience an alternate reality to compare to the perceived reality outside the work. To this end, postmodernism employs the simulacrum to blot out reality and insert a fabricated concept in its place. In a passage involving Winston and O'Brien from George Orwell's 1984, we witness part of the process of such a replacement of a simulacra-filled world for conventional reality

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    One day the day will come when the day will not come We who have come from everywhere on this globe for a conversation on teaching comedia in the 21st century are testimonies of a fulfilled modern promise of traversing space and time with rapidity. Perhaps we will meet again for another conversation in the next century, once again, fulfilling, yet another promise of arriving from everywhere, but converging nowhere in real-time and in cyberspace. Then we will not have to cross space and time that

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    which also includes minimal facts of television shows and casts. Throughout the course of television history there have evolved several types and variations of fathers: the Simulacrum; the Single-parent; the Substitute; the Homer Simpson; the Apathetic. Though their characteristics coincide with American values, the Simulacrum Father does not merely represent ideals but America’s adoption of simulations. Jean Baudrillard concisely describes his complex idea of simulacra as “the generation by models

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    PERFECTION Earth - 2256 I’m running late again. This time for sure Chief Bisbee is going to reboot my ass or worse. I know that the moment I walk through those precinct doors he’s going to yell, “Detective AI Franklin in my office now!” The Chief sounds mighty unhappy. He only uses my full name and title when I royally screw up. This really doesn’t happen as often as you might think. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. “Yes Chief Bisbee, how did I screw up this time?” “Franklin, you’ve

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    A simulacrum often results in the superimposition of reality: Hyperreality; it engages with simulated reality to represent the underlying reality (Poster, 1988). In Nosedive, Lacie lives in a world where people do not even interact with one another without going

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    Salvador Dali and Alice In Wonderland

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    Natalya. Surrealism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. Burlington: Ashgate P, 2007. Print. “Paranoia.” Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. Minddisorders.com. Web. 24 March. 2011. Popola, Jaclyn. Reading Your Aura Color: Yellow. Weblog. Web. 26 March. 2011. “Simulacrum.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Britannica.com. Web. 25. March. 2011. Venefica, Avia. Dreaming of Butterflies and Symbolic Meaning of Butterfly. Weblog. Web. 3 Dec. 2007.

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    Ethics serves as a vital crux of society. We learn them through our interactions with others as we progress through life. They provide a moral system for us to go by as we interact and participate among the populace. Ethics guides our decisions, define our temperament and influence our future. They establish a very basic form of order that streamlines the productivity of a society. Anywhere you look you can see the presence of ethics in various organizations and institutions. Whether it be political

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    A simulacrum is a question that is the similarity of something. So the voodoo doll is a similarity of a man and is utilized to speak to that individual. Once a clairvoyant association is made between the voodoo doll and that individual, whatever you do to the

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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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