Wednesday, January 14, 2009

inbox, memory

Remember I know what Simulacra and Simulacrum really means and you should really clean your apt. It'll make things a little easier for you. I promise.

Simulacrum (plural: -cra, also -crums[dubious – discuss]), from the Latin simulacrum which means "likeness, similarity",[1] is first recorded in the English language in the late 16th century, used to describe a representation of another thing, such as a statue or a painting, especially of a god; by the late 19th century, it had gathered a secondary association of inferiority: an image without the substance or qualities of the original.[2] Philosopher Frederic Jameson offers photorealism as an example of artistic simulacrum, where a painting is created by copying a photograph that is itself a copy of the real.[3] Other art forms that play with simulacra include Trompe l'oeil,[4] Pop Art, Italian neorealism and the French New Wave.[5]

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