Tag: simulation

Baudrillard’s Hyperreal — A Case Study of Second Life

Baudrillard’s Hyperreal — A Case Study of Second Life

Interpreting Baudrillard has always been tricky. He himself was critical of artists who incorporated his theories into their work. The nature of these theories, particularly simulation and simulacra, is such that to reproduce them seems to betray the spirit of the text. This is not a defect, but rather a distinctive irony that occurs in…

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How To Time Travel With A Salmon

How To Time Travel With A Salmon

I’ve just read Umberto Eco’s “How to Travel with a Salmon”, officially because I wanted to delve back into the world of anthropology and semiotics, but really because I was staying with my parents, had some reading time, and the book was there on the shelf. The collection of essays has an enchanting, dated feel…

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