Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard [notes cont.]

Postmodernism —

Hyperreality definition: in semiotics (study of signs and symbols AND the interpretation) and postmodernism, is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies.

“Hyperreality occurs when the difference between reality and representation collapses and we are no longer able to see an image as projecting anything other than a symbolic trade of signifiers in culture, not the real world.” — Cultural Reader: Simulacra and Simulation.

CHAPTER 1: PRECESSION OF SIMULACRA

“The second order of simulacra is one in which the distinction between reality and representation is blurred. Reality is thus subjugated in favour of a hyperreality- an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality.” — Cultural Reader: Simulacra and Simulation

The third order of simulacra – the production of a hyperreality that lets us believe that we can tell reality from representationthe real from the imaginary and the copy from its birthplace. 

demonstrate the function of the third order of simulacra and the production of a hyperreality that lets us believe that we can tell reality from representation, the real from the imaginary and the copy from its original.

THE ANIMALS: TERRITORY AND METAMORPHOSES
pg. 130, line 2

‘– in this sense we are all animals, and laboratory animals, whom one continually tests in order to extort their reflex behaviours, which are like so many confessions of rationality in the final moment.’

pg. 132, line 36

‘– delirious equation, but to restore the principle of mutually agreed upon equivalences.’

ON NIHILISM
pg. 159, line 14

‘God is not dead, he has become hyperreal.’

Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard [notes cont.]

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