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  • n. Plural form of simulacrum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of simulacrum.

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  • The power of simulacra is such that they essentially implicate at once the object = x in the unconscious, the word =

    Notes on 'Repetition, Representation and Revolution: Deleuze and Blake's _America_'

  • The problem really arises with what Jean Baudrillard called simulacra, artificial representations of reality that through pop culture mediums like television and film, begin to actually replace the real.

    Tom Morris: Interview With a Philosopher: On The Vampire

  • The public has its attention focused on the Game, the spectacle, that is, the simulacra.

    Stan Goff: Getting Off the Road

  • The theory of “replicas” (also called simulacra, or shadowy images) was the idea contained in the frag - ment of Leucippus, quoted above; but one had to admit that the replicas emitted from a body (in all directions) had to contract along the way, while remaining similar to themselves, until they became small enough to pass through the pupil of an eye wherever it might be.

    OPTICS AND VISION

  • Baudrillard argued that today's society is constructed around "simulacra," which then become reality.

    Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite : Truthiness, Porn and the Real Problem With Reality TV

  • But at the same time, I can't help but relate its title to Burroughs 'THE NAKED LUNCH, and parse it as an image of confrontation with reality, an image of that moment of recognition that the "simulacra" of a meal is actually the "objective reality" of a dead animal. posted by Hal Duncan | 5: 02 AM

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • We can take this idea of postmodernity a little deeper though, overlay Baudrillard's notion of "simulacra", his post-structuralist position that language itself simply doesn't sustain such authoritative readings.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Postmodern(ism)

  • This is not to say that the eternal return in its third repetition is simply the production of the simulacra, but that "simulacra" best captures the way the active force of difference that decenters identity in favor of a perpetual becoming — an ontology without origin — in the philosophical construction of the actual/real that Difference and Repetition strives to articulate. close window

    Notes on 'Repetition, Representation and Revolution: Deleuze and Blake's _America_'

  • Actually, I find most of these the least convincing possibilities for Martian artificiality and the most likely candidates for the orthodox dismissive "simulacra" explanation.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Our protagonist is George Simling (note the echoes of "simulacra" in his last name), who happens to fall in love with an android prostitute named Lucy.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

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