The Spectacle of the Real Series
Links to a short series on the power of images and the culture of simulation.
It is difficult to imagine that much of what we see today is not a representation of reality. Instead, different types of media are either masking or replacing reality.
I addressed this reality/alt-reality distinction a decade ago. This hyperreal experience is not a pleasure cruise but rather a threat to our lives and well-being.
Linked below are my posts directly addressing The Spectacle of the Real phenomenon. I am not done addressing this context of our lives in the late modern world.