emojis as hyper-reality


illustration by SM

“Baudrillard (1983) has argued that simulations have become so “authentic” that they achieve a state of hyper-reality where the representation becomes more important in the evaluation of authenticity than direct experiences of the original.”

Baudrillard, J. (1983). Simulations. New York: Semiotext (e). As seen in Waitt, G. (2000). Consuming heritage: Perceived historical authenticity. Annals of tourism research, 27(4), 835-862., page 847



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