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  • n. Plural form of simulacrum.


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  • Many of us supposedly can no longer distinguish reality from simulacrums and have begun to prefer the ersatz.

    Mumblecore Realism in the Age of Technology

  • Sebastian Arcelus and Amy Spanger are both cast to type and coached into giving simulacrums of Ferrell and Deschanel when they play Buddy and Jovie, which doesn't do them or the show any favors.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: Al Pacino in Subtle Merchant Of Venice; An Obvious Elf and More

  • Dons with long reproachful faces will utter it and the friends of dons; the shapes and simulacrums which our parents have taken, the father - substitutes and mother-types which we have projected will accuse us and all await our ritual suicide.

    Arrested Development

  • But a good leader—and a good president—must exhibit the real deals, and not just rhetorical simulacrums thereof.

    Obama is a girly man

  • Monopolies on the other hand, being unnatural simulacrums of rights, aka privileges, are indeed undermined by nature, by the nature of information and the tools and technologies we create to improve our facility with it.

    Newspapers are doomed

  • So, let me be clear, simulacrums are not 'preserving the past', they are living games that we want to see supported by people playing them and producing material for.

    Live and Learn

  • Kelly: When we first began chatting via email I remember telling you that, after having completed the novel, I came to realize that over time a lot of people we have close relationships can seem like they are a simulacrums, different that the person we first met.

    Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances - Loaded Questions Interview

  • Having spent so much time writing a novel about a man who suddenly believes that the love of his life has been replaced by a very similar and yet starkly different stranger, did you come to feel that those close to you were simulacrums?

    Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances - Loaded Questions Interview

  • Forget street theatre, performance art and all those other shallow simulacrums - the 'celebrity life' is now the popular culture art-form of the age.

    From The Archive: So, This is Real Life

  • In the mid-1980s he developed multiple sclerosis and struggled hard against the odds to keep working, at times resorting to collage, collaborating with others, ultimately paring his drawings down to caustic simulacrums.

    Iranian Illustrator's Allusive Eye


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