Is Instagram a simulation of reality?

By Claudia Carter The focus of this piece is to examine and investigate how Jean Baudrillard’s work help us reimagine/rethink the world around us? Baudrillard’s theoretical orientations act to question reality and his concepts suggest that there is nothing, only illusions. He uses Disneyland as his example when discuss simulation because the fantasy it createsContinue reading “Is Instagram a simulation of reality?”

A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing

In case you’re interested, that story developed in a most dramatic fashion.   The following is a story about an experience. It tells of uncomfortable encounters and disturbing revelations. It tells of care, its abundance, the privilege thereof and its concomitant lack. It tells of human relationships and their modification through an array of prepositionsContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale: A Reflection on Care, Migration and Writing”

Bristol Encounters III

Outside the arched doorway of St. Marks, the Mayor’s chapel across from College Green, there sits a homeless man. He is large and wears glasses ‒ with an expression of poetic solemnity that only the homeless have, a grimace and abandon as the cold creeps up his knickers. He is too cool to ask forContinue reading “Bristol Encounters III”