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Exploring Hyperreality

In Adam’s last lecture we watch part of the film Westworld which is about an advanced theme park that allows you to interact with life like robots. 203 more words

Contemporary Studies

Non-Places and Simulation

As a start to the series of theoretical lectures on visual communication to further our skills in the field of graphic and media design, Greta Hauer opened up a discussion about the role of non-spaces and simulations in society. 535 more words

CTS

Umberto Eco's Travels in Hyperreality

I first began reading Umberto Eco’s essay thinking It was surreal, dream like and more fictional because it didn’t make any sense to me what so ever but when I researched more into hyperreality and Umberto Eco, I understood that in the essay he is basically exaggerating reality hence the name hyperreality, the essay doesn’t mean an daytrip into a fantasy but into life itself. 138 more words

New

Hyperreality and food consumption: A potentially dangerous recipe

This post is part of an ongoing series dedicated to defining new media.

In Communication, New Media, and Everyday Life, Chalkley et al. (2012) discuss… 472 more words

Defining New Media

Interview with Lady Neptune

Who is Lady Neptune & how did you start this project?

Lady Neptune was derived when a friend asked me to sing on an acid house track about driving in space. 982 more words

Interviews

Through the Looking Glass

I turned on my desk lamp to illuminate the script, user: simulacrack…”what an odd name”, I thought. The handwriting, spelling out the account details in ink, did not look like mine. 1,322 more words

Metafiction

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