Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being hyperreal.
  • n. The inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy, especially in technologically advanced postmodern cultures.
  • n. Hyperrealism.

Etymologies

hyper- +‎ reality (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lost beneath it all is the real John Lennon, a persistent problem for a pop and political culture so drenched in hyperreality that it can't stop saying Really? or Real Americans or Keeping It Real or other market-oriented deviations of the term.

    Scott Thill: John Lennon: Working Class Mythmaker

  • Lucy and her home and the atmosphere within it seemed to have a kind of hyperreality, as if I had stepped into a photograph featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and I wondered how much of it was real and how much was just me.

    Little Girl Blue

  • In her reference to "hyperreality" in her conversation with Michele Slung, the author is echoing, however unconsciously,

    Incubus

  • Instead people live in the "hyperreality" of simulations in which images, spectacles, and the play of signs replace the concepts of production and class conflict as key constituents of contemporary societies.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Maybe I'm just stupid, but I was totally incapable of figuring out what "hyperreality" is from a reading of this article.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • They live in a world of abstractions and images, a simulated world that consists of computerized models of reality - "hyperreality," as it has been called

    University Diaries

  • 'hyperreality', a condition of modern, advanced societies where the mind can no longer distinguish between reality and illusion.

    silicon.com :

  • "hyperreality" is like a fine wine and should only be brought out for those cases -- i.e., the Iraq war on TV -- where the general public has no idea what is really going on ... instead they are excited for the bombs, the tanks, etc. which are thousands of miles away.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • Images go to war with other images in the world of hyperreality: even the self-consciously "real" is nothing of the kind.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Hawkwind (2) horror (6) humour (13) hyperreality (4)

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  • In semiotics and postmodern philosophy, the term hyperreality characterizes the inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from fantasy, especially in technologically advanced postmodern cultures. Hyperreality is a means to characterise the way consciousness defines what is actually "real" in a world where a multitude of media can radically shape and filter the original event or experience being depicted. (from Wikipedia)

    May 17, 2008

  • In honor of Baudrillard.

    March 8, 2007