|Simulacra & Simulation
Quotes & Examples;
An Outline (Brian Chen)
|Ecstasy of Communication: An Outline (Wanli Liu)|
simulacrum is never what hides the truth--
it is truth that hides the fact that there is none.
The simulacrum is true.
Such would be the successive phases of the image:
it is the reflection of a profound reality;
|In the first case, the
image is a good appearance--representation is of the sacramental
order. In the second, it is an evil appearance--it is of the order of maleficence. In the
third, it plays at being an appearance--it is of the order of sorcery. In the fourth, it is no
longer of the order of appearances, but of simulation.
Baudrillard, "The Precession of Simulacra," Simulacra and Simulation , p. 6.
Implosion: ". . .nothing seprates one pole from the other, the initial from the terminal: there is just a sort of contraction into each other, a fantastic telescoping, a collapsing of the two traditional poles into one another: an IMPLOSION --an absorption of the radiating model of causality, of the differential mode of determination, with its positive and negative electricity -- an implosion of meaning. This is where simulation begins."