Hyperreality

An idea associated with the French author Jean Baudrillard. Baudrillard argues that, as a result of thespread of electronic communication, there is no longer a separate ‘reality` to which TV programmes and other cultural products refer. Instead, what we take to be ‘reality` is structured by such communication itself. So the items report...
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Hyperreality

[art] As a relatively new school of painting, hyperrealism is a recognized outgrowth of the school of photorealism. Through convincing photographic imagery, hyperrealist painters routinely create a two-dimensional simulation of a three-dimensional reality. Hyperreal paintings are convincing illusions of reality based upon photographic image...
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Hyperreality

In semiotics and postmodernism, hyperreality is an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies. Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between w...
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