19 February 2009

Another Implosion

British Reality TV Star Set to Die for the Cameras

I think it's safe to say we saw this coming. Ever since reality television had successfully murdered the everyday social and hijacked it onto the screen, the natural succession would be to simulate and marginalize death itself. Will broadcasts of so-called 'real deaths' help us come to terms with our collective phobia of eternal rest, or will it only heighten our sense of denial towards mortality with its appropriation onto the screen? Or will we finally realize we disappeared into simulation much longer ago than it seemed...


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