Some authors, though, (Aylesworth, 2005) are skeptical when it comes to the possibility to define postmodernism as it is considered a truism, a set of critical, strategic and rhetorical practices that use concepts such as difference, repetition, tracks, simulacrum and hyperreality
, whose aim is to destabilize other concepts such as presence, identity, historical progress, epistemic certitude and univocalness of meaning.
One has a feeling of having lived an overpowering, grand experience, an exhilarating wave of hyperreality
The intended hyperreality
(41) of this creation is seen in the official guidebooks that describe the plaster and canvas buildings as though they were authentic, while a story by Neil Munro that was published in the Glasgow livening News in May 1911 shows how visitors willingly colluded in creation of an image:
Post-colonial hermeneutics entails a substantial moment of decentring the centred narrative and knowledge-power system, underlying sociohistorical, critical analysis of politics, hyperreality
of global economy, and social discourse propagated through mass media.
Halloween in urban North America: Liminality and hyperreality
Close-up visuals glisten with hyperreality
- from a John Cena glare to the details of Randy Orton's tattoos.
John Fiske (1996, 2) describes hyperreality
as an "implosive" concept wherein "the binary concepts of reality and representation" are imploded into "a single concept.
On a deeper level, the film is also an analysis of a very real American cultural hegemony, and the dynamics of simulacra and hyperreality
that form an important part of that culture.
It would be too easy to see photographs such as Mountain, Anaheim, California, 2013, which portrays an artificial "mountain" overlooking a man-made lagoon occupied by two real submarines, as merely a deadpan depiction of hyperreality
Virtually all of the exhibits seem to use white as a means of conveying hyperreality
and silver reflections are another key to capturing motoring modernity.
The course leader, whose research papers include Stayin' Alive in Da Club': The Illegality and Hyperreality
of Mashups, is adamant that the course will be "academically rigorous".
Co-Creating Customer Value Through Hyperreality
in the Prepurchase Service Experience," Journal of Service Research, (8:2), 2005, pp.