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Hello oil rig: The role of simulacra images in producing future reality
by Ibrahim, Abdallah, M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2014, 49; 1526308
Abstract (Summary)

This project is the first approach to address the problem of the image through a discussion between science, philosophy, art history, art theory, and fine arts based on one body of specific art work designed especially to explain the role of the image in producing future reality models.

This study is a continuation of the dialogue between important philosophers and thinkers about the image and its place in the contemporary scene.

The technical fossil medium used in painting this project crosses the boundary between scientific research with its data sheets to art theory and fine arts with their aesthetic rhetoric thus bringing many disciplines together. Seven images were created to discuss the problem.

The artwork and the academic research are both interacting in this paper in a multidiscipline discussion to uncover the role of the images in creating a new reality and in forging the hyperreal culture.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kleeper, Lawrence Wm.
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Epistemology, Social structure, Energy
Keywords: Energy, Fossil Oil, Hyperreality, Postmoderism, Simualtion-Simulacra
Publication Number: 1526308
ISBN: 978-1-321-65242-0
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