Tags » Hyperreality

Revolution as Meaningless Simulation

Power floats like money, like language, like theory. Criticism and negativity alone still secrete a phantom of the reality of power. If they become weak for some reason or another, power has no other recourse but to artificially revive and hallucinate them… The deterioration of power is irresistibly pursued: it is not so much the “revolutionary forces” that accelerate this process (often it is quite the opposite), it is the system itself that deploys against its own structures this violence that annuls all substance and all finality. 590 more words

Political Theory

Worth a listen: The Sound of Sports

Over the past few weeks, I have been listening to the 99 Percent Invisible podcast on my journeys to and from work. If you are a fan of… 366 more words



I was walking to work this morning, feeling chipper as usual after my first cup of coffee, when I heard a woman screaming, “You’re that guy from the grocery store!”   I ignored her for a block, half registering what she was saying, and assuming it was not addressed to me. 424 more words


At Home in Babel: The Language of Hyperreality in the Immigrant Narrative

Complicated by the issues of identity, the immigrant experience is fraught . As such, authors engage with this theme by manipulating time and setting. These themes reimagine ghosts in hyperreal forms distorted by memories and perceptions.

28 more words

The representation of co-ops in popular culture

When I lived in Manchester I used to shop at a large wholefood co-op. It was cheap, well stocked with good food, nicely set out and one of the major attractions in the area. 890 more words

Baudrillard's Hyperreality- Is this our 'reality' now?

When reading about Jean Baudrillard’s theory of simulacrum, hyperreality and simulation, my mind instantly went to the social media-dominated world we now live in. I think we have passed the ‘postmodern’ era, and now there’s a completely different, manufactured reality to contend with. 481 more words



Not long ago, I went to a Blue Jays game with my friends at the Rogers Centre. At one point, I heard handclaps played over the loudspeakers that sounded like they may have been treated with stadium reverb. 124 more words