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Postmodernity and Deconstruction

A common theme of postmodernism is deconstruction, in which things in society can be broken down and rationalised to reach a deeper meaning.

Jacques Derrida wrote ‘Of Grammatology’ in 1967, which outlines the forms of deconstruction: 380 more words

Lecture Series

"Snapchat" as Simulacra, and the Invention of Morel

In 2011, Snapchat was developed, an application that claimed to restore the social aspect back to social media through its intense ephemerality, and a focus on the transmission of the image itself, rather than the extraneous textual and pictorial dialogue surrounding the original image (as seen in the “comment” form of Facebook and Instagram for example). 1,070 more words

Literary Review

Hyperreality in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

Extracts from an essay on postmodernism – IADT – 2010

“Hiro’s not actually here at all. He’s in a computer generated universe that his computer is drawing onto his goggles and pumping into his earphones.

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Let's Rant 'Bout: ''I'm sorry, but your opinion is in the minority'':

Authors Note: Bare with me as I regress into illogical preamble and madding, irrelevant thought.

It was a woozy weekday evening and the light was a hazy autumnal brown. 1,012 more words

Rants And Ruminations:

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut, set in New York but filmed entirely in the UK.  Scenes of Greenwich Village were filmed in constructed sets at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and London streets were dressed to look like New York streets. 252 more words

True Stories (1986)

Super-80s, super-surrealist, super-nutso musical film directed by David Byrne.  Set in the banal landscape of an ordinary Texas town.  Suburbia is represented as an empty shell of a place, overcompensating for some kind of void.   254 more words

Real Talk

On Baudrillard: Recently been reading and re-reading “Simulacra and Simulation” and looking at the current state of affairs with our consumerist society, mainstream media, and social media. 143 more words