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?”

Doctoral Study Beyond the MSc

Four of the MSc students from the 2014/2015 cohort – Jethro Brice, Catherine Midwood, Sam Berlin and Ciara Merrick – have remained in the University of Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences to embark on PhD study. They recently completed the first year of their PhDs and are preparing to progress from being MPhil students toContinue reading “Doctoral Study Beyond the MSc”

BRISTOL GEOGRAPHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNMENT

“We value the many who make us, always, more than one.” Academics, staff, and postgraduate students from the School of Geographical Sciences published a letter today (pictured) in The Times newspaper denouncing the recent divisive and xenophobic rhetoric of the government and the Conservative Party. The text was signed by several current students on the MSc SocietyContinue reading “BRISTOL GEOGRAPHERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNMENT”