Hyperreality/ Hyperrealism…

by am109145

‘IS DIGITAL PHOTO MANIPULATION BEING USED TO MANIPULATE PEOPLE OR IS IT GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT?

Using this title as sort of  a basis to continue researching and exploring the idea of hyperreality could help aid answer the question.

WHAT IS HYPERREALITY?

The dictionary definition of hyperreality:

HYPERREALITY

/ˌhaɪpərɪˈælɪtɪ/
noun (pl-ties 

1.

an image or simulation, or an aggregate of images and simulations,that either distorts the reality it purports to depict or does not in factdepict anything with a real existence at all, but which nonethelesscomes to constitute reality

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hyperreality?s=ts

MY UNDERSTANDING OF HYPERREALITY…

Hyperreality and hyperrealism is a postmodern and semitonic idea that that the consciousness is unable to distinguish the difference between reality and the simulation of reality. Essentially this inevitably means that our consciousness is unable to distinguish the different between what is real and what is fiction, the two components are blended together, leaving us unsure to what is real and what is fiction. There is no clear distinction between the two, what is real and what is fiction is seamlessly blended together.

It is unclear as to where reality ends and the simulation of reality begins, leaving us in a state of hyperrealism. This is caused due to combination of physical reality being mixed with virtual reality and human intelligence being  mixed with artificial intelligence can be the reason. In essence there are no authentic original things or experiences left for us to experience and embrace, everything we own everything we experience in life is either a copy of something else or a imagined and idolised replica of something else.

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Although there is a seamless loop between the real and fiction it is without a doubt identifiable that people are more involved with the hype real world rather than the physical real world.

Two theorist behind hyperreality and hyperrealism to look at:

– Jean Baudrillard

– Umberto Eco

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