Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Disneyland and Hyper-reality

Jean Baudrillard in 2005Image via Wikipedia“You park outside, queue up inside, and are totally abandoned at the exit. In this imaginary world the only phantasmagoria is in the inherent warmth and affection of the crowd…The contrast with the absolute solitude of the parking lot – a veritable concentration camp – is total…Disneyland is there to conceal the fact that it is the ‘real’ country, all of ‘real’ America, which is Disneyland…” Jean Baudrillard on Disneyland.
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1 comment:

  1. I read a lot of this guy on my degree - and thought his ideas were brilliant!