Saturday, 27 September 2014

Postmodernism is a shortcut to mass audience


The Definition for postmodernism is a Style and concept in the arts characterized by a distrust of theories and ideologies and by the drawing of attention to conventions. Postmodernists say that we are constantly immersed in media. They say we are immersed in it 24/7 when we are at work, at home, out and about. Media representations and reality are becoming blurred and invisible to us.  We can no longer tell the difference between media to reality so basically the media reality is becoming the new reality. Others say that postmodern is where the representations get remixed, remastered, played around with, turned into a parody. This is where people make texts deliberately.

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard come up with the idea of Hyperreality and simulacra/ simulation. When a sign loses its relation to reality it then begins to simulate a simulation. Simulation is when some representation replaces the real thing that was being represented, so the representation becomes more important tan the real thing. Hyperreality means that the division between reality and simulation is no more, and that it is getting mixed up where the simulation is becoming the reality. An example of Hyperreality would be celebrities where they have entered the Hyperreal world. This is where celebrities cant interact with normal people and to live a life of fantasy.


Ariana problems parody

Ariana problems

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