CMN2160 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Jean Baudrillard, Postmodernity, Berlin Wall

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Objectives: postmodernism; what is it, 5 features of postmodernism, the work of jean baudrillard specifically, simulation and its 3 orders, hyper-reality, simulacra. Revisiting modernity: the social, economic, political and technological developments that have characterized the transition from traditional (pre-modern) to advanced (modern) civilizations laughey 2010. Post-modernity: 2 important aspects, technology, tech and network driven society, what is the bell network coverage in canada map; 1. 5. What is post-modernity: aspects of increased global communication and a culture of consumption often discussed. Technology extends and connects geography: friendships and connected networks, available for people who will never actually meet f-2-f. Jean baudrillard (1929-2007: born in paris, france, 1966; began teaching at the university de paris x-nanterre, authored over 30 books, multiple essays, and says frequently wrote fro the popular press. Simulacra & simulation: age of media saturation, and simulation. Baudrillard review: simulation & its 3 orders, hyper-reality, simulacra.

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