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    Hyperborean Simulacrum

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    Taking residence inside an ancient tomb long lost in the Plain of Leng is a simulacrum that has supplanted the hermit scholar. The simulacrum is the Hyperborean incarnation of the “Evil Shooting Star Watcher” whom over the last two centuries has consumed 9,994 souls. This is just 6 souls short of the 10,000 needed to achieve immortality within the celestial heavens above Hyperborea. The simulacrum has been in power the last two centuries. Over this time, they have been aggressively taking over control

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    perceive Nick. Another characteristic of media that is portrayed in Gone Girl and described in “The Braindead Megaphone” is Storytelling. George Saunders defines storytelling as the idea that we shape or build our knowledge of a subject based off a simulacrum or representation of it that is provided by the mass media (9). In “The Braindead Megaphone,” the individual with the “megaphone” (anybody communicating to the outside world) becomes a storyteller/simulacra-builder for the happening (9). Storytelling

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    this in relation to Pinterest, a web and mobile application that allows a visual discovery, collection, sharing and storage tool. I will then define simulacrum and explain the difference between simulacrum and a copy, which will lead me to discuss the simulacral display of Pinterest. I will further identify the dynamics of the stages of simulacrum with reference to Walter Benjamin (1955), Michael Camille (1996), Domenico Quaranta (2006), Kevin Hart (2004), Jean Baudrillard (2003) and Mia Blume (2014)

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    Concepts Of Simulacrum

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    The following essay will explain the concept of “simulacrum” summarised by Michael Camille in his reading ‘Critical Terms for Art history’ in which he cites Jean Baudrillard’s essay on “The Precession of Simulacra”. To further support the discussion, I will include a visual example from the movie The Truman Show that will aid towards the explanation of simulacrum and show the difference between a copy and simulacrum. From Walter Benjamin journal, ’The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’

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    illustrate the concept of simulacrum. The essay will explain the difference between cult value and exhibition value, how the relationship between the two results in a loss of the “aura’’ of authenticity in reproduced artworks in reference to to Walter Benjamin, The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction (1937). The essay will further define the concept of simulacrum in reference to Michael Camile, Simulacrum (1996), also discussing the difference between a simulacrum and a copy and further

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    “cult” and “exhibition” value result in the loss of the “aura of authenticity” and the “aura of uniqueness” in reproduced works of art. It will define the concept of simulacrum according to Michael Camille’s Simulacrum. The essay will also explain Jean Baudrillard’s understanding of the lack of the “real” in contemporary society, how simulacrum threatens the modernist and the postmodernist notions of the “real” and how these postmodern strategies are no longer relevant. The Loss of the “Aura” Cult value

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    right at Parliament Hill. I jumped into a different car. I know this is classified stealing, but I needed to. Maybe, just maybe the cast of the deceased soldiers would drive this man away. It’s the best idea I have. I hurriedly drove towards the simulacrum. When I asked to join the terrorist group, they said I had to do a truly terrible act and get away with it. I think this was the moment. I sped to the war memorial and noticed there was only one soldier standing guard. This is the perfect opportunity

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    proposes that humanity lives within a simulacrum: an alternate reality where the constructs of morality and religion mask the impermanence and indifference of the world. Camus identifies the simulacrum through the eyes of Meursault because the character’s lack of ideologies forces him to critically evaluate society and its beliefs without bias. Camus ends his novel with Meursault’s realization of the simulacrum in order to demonstrate that beyond the simulacrum, there is a life free of judgement and

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    The goal of the present Mater thesis was to explore postmodern social criticism expressed in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Fight Club” through employment of simulacrum, simulation, and hyperreality in the narrative. Therefore, two research questions that were set at the beginning of the research, were: • How are postmodern concepts of simulacrum, simulation, and hyperreality reflected in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Fight Club”? • How is Palahniuk employing these notions in his postmodern novel to criticise

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    White Noise is a post-modernist novel that follows the life of a man named Jack and his family as they experience various events in their lives. In the novel, names are simulacra, both of which are viewpoints in which characters interpret and navigate the world around them. But there are many instances in the book where having unchanging or specific names or, in other words, simulacra have presented problems for various characters in the book. Likewise, having views that are too placid will also

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