Simulacra - Currently no debate
General definition:Currently no practice associated to this term.
Something that replaces reality with its representation.
Abstraction today is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror or the concept. Simluation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory - PRECESSION OF SIMULACRA - it is the map that engenders the territory.
Everything is destined to reappear as simulation. Landscapes as photography, women as the sexual scenario, thoughts as writing, terrorism as fashion and the media, events as television. Things seem only to exist by virtue of this strange destiny. You wonder whether the world itself isn’t just here to serve as advertising copy in some other world.
The Simulacra - A story by Philip K. Dick originally published in 1964, set in the middle of the twenty-first century
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