GS201- T3 November 9 , 2012 Ashley Stratton 110110900
1. How does postmodernism differ from modernity/ modernism?
Post modernism is the shift from modernism and the incorporation of a dynamic, self questioning world.
Vietnam was began the ideology. The combination of the old and new to create new ideology (things that
don’t belong together). Modernism rejects the past to build a new. Postmodernism doesn’t reject the old but
rather combines the old and new to move forward.
3. How does Baudrillard define simulation (3 levels or “orders”)? Why make these distinctions?
The first order is representation of the real (ex. Map) that is an artificial representation. The second order is
simulation of the fantasy land (ex.. Disneyland) blurs the lines between reality and representation (ex.
Dinosaurs portrayed in documentaries) they fill the idea and partial knowledge of what something should be
like although they are not necessarily based upon a reality. In these two the idea of real still exists. The third
order is simulation producing the hyperreal. The model (ex. map/ etc) precedes the real. This causes
detachment from reality and representation.
4. How does this relate to Disneyland?
It is a created land that blurs reality with fantasy by bringing childhood dreams to life- the ideas portrayed in
childhood become real in this world. It is the simulation of the fantasy land brought to the extreme. It can be
explained in th