Second Level Representation?

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If the Situationists says that the world is perceived through it’s representation, i.e. photograph or video or audio, then would these Lego models create a need for the differentiation of first level representation vs second level representation (since these models are created according to the pictures/diagrams available on the press, already a representation itself..). So, on the deeper level, would there be more meaning lost in this second level of representation? As reality is already distorted with the availability of Photoshop editing and its contemporary rendering nothing much worth believable anymore, what does the future holds in terms of the perennial seek for the ‘truth’?  Does the search for truth then is just a futile attempt?  Or since there is not absolutes, do we make do with the closest thing to the truth that we could get?  The would this actually shoving us further and further away from the truth?

(Taken from and) more lego models of Abu Ghraib and waterboarding here.

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Written by yuenkokleong

April 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

Posted in Firing neurons, Wow!

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