Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baudrillard In Practice

Below are several videos, which are useful in illustrating Baudrillard's argument about the hyperreality in which we reside. The first 3 video's are parts 1, 2 and 3 of the real time news reporting from the BBC as the September 11 attacks occurred. Remember even this does not represent reality or truth. The mediation and 'framing' of the story as it happens, alters the viewers perception and understanding of events.


There are another nine parts to this footage as BBC World News continued to report on events throughout the day. It is also worth considering the effect of this "live" coverage and how much of it is recycled, as well as the conjecture presented on the part of the BBC and the reporters.

The fourth video is the BBC News at 10PM. Watch to see how a dramatic and ling winded event is compressed to fit the needs of the evening news audience. Also, consider how certain aspects of the reporting have changed, including the speculation about who is behind the attacks, etc.


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