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Simulation-Stimulation as basis for a model of the hyperreal

“The simulacrum is never what hides the truth-it is truth that hides the fact that there is none.  The simulacrum is true.” ~ Ecclesiastes (Baudrillard) 2,366 more words

Why are we so into posting pictures?

One thing that intrigues me is that currently people tend to post pictures on social websites such as Instgram and Facebook, to name just a few. 659 more words


Why Your Religion is Doomed to Failure: A Sociological Observation of What’s to Come

I think the worst trait of religion is its pride. Every devout religious person will say that their religion is the ultimate truth while all other beliefs are lies and/or propaganda. 759 more words


Meet the Staff: Alexes Ciardi, Writer/Social Media Editor

Alexes is a second-year student at College of the Canyons. She is majoring in sociology and minoring in photography. On weekends, she volunteers for an animal rescue. 14 more words


Stanford / Facebook / Research

Stanford: Will Facebook Replace Traditional Research Methods? “The breadth of Facebook data allows for discovering patterns that would be impossible to detect using traditional approaches. By analyzing Facebook Likes of millions of users, for example, we can reveal subtle patterns that would be difficult to identify using traditional surveys. 55 more words

Research & Opinion

People and Their Machines

We have never clarified this relationship – but it’s high time we did. Our machines have done very well – but we have not done so well. 328 more words


Language and Philosophy

Osiatynski: You represent an anthropological approach to linguistics. Do you think that linguistics can contribute to the understanding of the philosophical problems of human nature and culture? 187 more words