Analysis Of Jean Baudrillard's '66 Scenes Of America'

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Register to read the introduction… We live in a world where reality is just a compilation of symbols and signs where the reality that we experience is just a simulation. The phenomenon is called “precession of simulacra”. What are Burger King, Heinz, or even the work of Warhol? Do we need them for survival? Why are they considered part of reality that we need to see in this documentary “66 Scenes of America”? Baudrillard explains that several phenomenons caused this to happen. The presence of media such as TV, film, prints and the availability of Internet helped to fade the line that parts things that we need to survive and things that are created by commercials. These products are valued by monetary currency rather than the overall usefulness, an example would be when Warhol’s painting sold for $38.4 million. What is that value based of, the usefulness or simply the simulated perception luxury and wealth that bestowed to the individual that bought the …show more content…
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