CTS Lecture 7: Bleached Dreams – Troubling Places- Non Places

The lecture went into talking about what exactly a simulation means. It’s essentially a created environment that resembles a real environment, virtual reality is another example of this. She further went on to explain how simulatated spaces are used in practical ways for the world.

Using simulations to communicate messages such as the Syria war simulator conducted at the University of Southern California. It was used to bring awareness to something that most people didn’t care about.

David Cronenberds eXintenZ 1999

Disney- Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real, when in fact all of LA and the america surrounding it are not longer real, but of the order of the hyperreal and of simulation- Jean Baudrillard

According to Alan Bryman the disneyisation of society, 2004, one of the main foundations for disneyisation is to increase the appeal of goods, services and the settings in which they are purveyed in an increasingly homogenised environments. Disneysation is about consumption, its driving force in particular is for increasing the inclination to consume. Disneyisation seeks to create variety and difference where mcdonaldisation wreaks similarity. It exchanges the mundane blandness of homogenised consumption experiences with spectacular experience.

Guided by signs.

Traffic being diverted to shopping malls and food places.

Our identity is all on cards, or all virtual

Was nothing real?

You were real. That’s what made you so good to watch. There is no more truth out there than there is in the world I created for you. The same lies, the same deceit. But in my world you have nothing to fear. -Truman Show

The Wall

The Birds

Develop a story of a fictional space

Casinos

Man made beaches

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