Simulation: A painter draws a horse that is so real that it cannot be distinguished from a hourse
- During the media “explosion of events”, any event has a “contra-positive”
- Every event is staged (eg. war is reduced to TikTok, Instagram, or news)
- The line between marketing, news and truth is impossible to discern (eg. Sylvester Stallone is in the hall of fame of boxing)
- Reality becomes the hyper-real
- The signs of disaster are pictures to be consumed
- The media create copies: non-events that are easily digested
- We become complicit in disinformation campaigns, we enjoy deception
- We dictate the screen, are the editor, and subscriber
- If we search long enough we will believe in any event as truth
- Did you lose contact with reality?
- Isn’t writing already a virtual reality?
- Everything conceals nothing
Introduction from “Then and Now“
- What is the Real?
- Abstracts for exchange
- “The Shift”
- The recycling of lost ideas (Jogging instead of walking)