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Simulacra

  1. 1. ATH 390Z Pokemon: Global and Local Cultures Mark Allen Peterson, PhD simulacra
  2. 2. essence
  3. 3. REPRODUCTION
  4. 4. MODERN ART
  5. 5. MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION
  6. 6. MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION
  7. 7. Representation Counterfeit Simulation Simulacrum Jean Baudrillard described a sequence of representations becoming ever more distant from their original sources
  8. 8. Here’s an example of how that works in media
  9. 9. ORIGINAL The novel The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley was published in 1919 in All Story Weekly magazine.
  10. 10. REPRESENTATION
  11. 11. COUNTERFEIT
  12. 12. SIMULATION
  13. 13. SIMULACRUM
  14. 14. But Baudrillard argues that this process is also part of the condition of postmodern life.
  15. 15. SIMULATION
  16. 16. 1 • REALITY 2 • REPRESENTATION • A serious effort to capture the essence of the real 3 • COUNTERFEIT • Media change reality to make it more visual and fun 4 • SIMULATION • Idealized representation becomes more real than reality 5 • SIMULACRUM • Relationship between representation and reality breaks down
  17. 17. HYPERREALITY A world of simulacra, where nothing is unmediated. Everything is a representation of a representation.
  18. 18. Baudrillard’s ultimate example of simulation: Walt Disney World
  19. 19. SIMULACRA: Identical copies for which there is no original
  20. 20. hyper
  21. 21. BUT
  22. 22. Baudrillard is known for: Aphoristic writing Hyperbolic statements Politically charged examples BUT
  23. 23. THE NUER A.E. Evans-Pritchard 1940
  24. 24. “No high barriers of culture divide men from beasts in their common homes. The stark nakedness of the Nuer amid their cattle and the intimacy of their contact with them present a classic picture of savagery”
  25. 25. BUT…
  26. 26. WHY?
  27. 27. Consonant: Being in agreement or harmony with. Resonating.
  28. 28. The Cultural Environment “The inner world is constructed from the outer world…” The Natural Environment Given by nature
  29. 29. The Cultural Environment “The inner world is constructed from the outer world…” The Natural Environment Given by nature limited determined
  30. 30. The Cultural Environment “The inner world is constructed from the outer world…” The Natural Environment Given by nature transform technologies
  31. 31. Real Life? Simulation?
  32. 32. All phenomena experienced by humans are “simultaneously real, like nature, narrated, like discourse, and collective, like society.” Bruno Latour 1993: 6
  33. 33. REAL NARRATED HUMAN EXPERIENCE COLLECTIVE Reality exists but we only experience it through social relations and cultural models.
  34. 34. Latour, Bruno. 1993. We Have Never Been Modern. Harvard University Press. Peterson, Mark Allen. 2005. Simulacra. The Encyclopedia of Anthropology, James Birx, ed. Pp. 2088-2089. Sage Books. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. University of Michigan Press. Benjamin, Walter. 1936 (1968) The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Illuminations. London: Fontana. Evans-Pritchard, E.E. 1969.The Nuer. Oxford University Press. References

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