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aura

aura  

According to Benjamin (1936), the distinctive singularity of an original work of art, the potency of which he attributed to its authenticity, presence, uniqueness, and historical context. He argued ...
Disneyfication

Disneyfication  

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Media studies
A pejorative term for the metaphorical resemblance of some cultural phenomenon to a theme park. The connotations typically include cultural homogenization, McDonaldization, sanitization, ‘family ...
phantasmagoria

phantasmagoria  

A fantastic or dreamlike sequence of real or imagined images. See also phantasticant. phantasmagoric or phantasmagorical adj. [From French phantasmagorie production of phantasms, from Greek phantasma ...
simulacrum

simulacrum  

Although the term has been around since Plato's time, it is really only in the 20th century that it has acquired the significance it has today. The two most important names that have come to be ...
simulation

simulation  

The view that our understanding of others is not gained by the tacit use of a ‘theory’, enabling us to infer what thoughts or intentions explain their actions, but by reliving the situation ‘in their ...
Situationism

Situationism  

A small, influential and highly politicized artistic movement founded in 1957, from the remnants of two previous Avant-garde groups, the Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (led by Asger Jorn, who had ...
Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco  

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(1932– )Italian academic who achieved literary fame with a single novel, The Name of the Rose (1981).Born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Eco studied at Turin University and has devoted his academic career ...

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