‘The Glasses’

Hyperreality is a special kind of social reality in which a reality is created or simulated from models, or defined by reference to models – a reality generated from ideas.

Hyperreality blurs the border between what is considered real and imaginary and the result of this is that ‘the real is no longer real’Β – the two are now completely indistinguishable. Baudrillard believes that society has become so reliant on maps and models in postmodern culture that there has been no contact with those of the real world that precede the map – “Reality itself has begun merely to imitate the model, which now precede and determines the real world.” At some point, reality was left behind unnoticed and if it ever does come back it’s been said we might not even catch on.

My remediation looks through some virtual reality glasses through a take on a scene from The Matrix, incorporating clips from hyperrealities such as virtual reality games; where both virtual and physical worlds have collided.





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3 thoughts on “‘The Glasses’

  1. It’s incredible how we believe we can distinguish between what is real and what isn’t, when the simulation is such a perfect copy. Your remediation reflects this in the section with the clothes and appearance changer, as these resources are available to us, yet we see them in a different frame than the video. One question that sticks with me is, if we can access this content for almost no cost, why would we ever feel the need to leave the comfort of the internet? If this phenomenon does continue, we may end up in a society reminiscent of the people from Wall-E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kngspqvHa0).

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  2. Hyperreality real is a scary idea! The idea that we can distinguish between what is real and what isn’t, truly makes me fear what is possible in the future. I thought your remediation was very clever and really supported what you were talking about in your post. I wonder if you have thought about what hyperreality might mean for us specifically in the future as a society? If we can’t distinguish between real and fake how are we to know this isn’t some form of hyperreality already? We have no way of knowing and many people don’t even know to be scared of this. Well, I’ll have trouble sleeping now.

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  3. Hey Nicole, this post gives an in-depth summary of hyperreality. You have hyperlinked really well allowing me to study more sources on the topic. The remediation, while being satirical, conveys an accurate representation of real life and the use of simulation to escape from reality. The Matrix definitely suits the topic as the movie is based around the real-world vs the imaginary world. My blog post similarly displays the divide from the real world and the imaginary world through my summary on the movie ready player one

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