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Monday, April 10, 2006

Examples of hyperreality

  • a sports drink of a flavour that doesn't exist ("wild ice zest berry")
  • a plastic Christmas tree that looks better than a real Christmas tree ever could
  • a magazine photo of a model that has been touched up with a computer
  • a well manicured garden (nature as hyperreal)
  • Disney World, Las Vegas and Dubai (the first e.g. discussed by Boje, 1995)
  • pornography ("sexier than sex itself")
  • entertainment news programming and supermarket tabloids

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