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The Death Of Postmodernism And Beyond

Alan Kirby:

Whereas postmodernism called “reality” into question, pseudo-modernism defines the real implicitly as myself, now, “interacting” with its texts. Thus, pseudo-modernism suggests that whatever it does or makes is what is reality, and a pseudo-modern text may flourish the apparently real in an uncomplicated form: the docu-soap with its hand-held cameras (which, by displaying individuals aware of being regarded, give the viewer the illusion of participation); The Office and The Blair Witch Project, interactive pornography and reality TV; the essayistic cinema of Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock…

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