Talk:The Precession of Simulacra

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I have just finished drafting this page, but all I have done is summarize it (with some large gaps) and wrote a small connection that I saw. Analysis and a more thorough summary would be helpful for this page. -User:Jonpaprocki

The image of the book cover on this page is very small and easily blends into the background. I think it might look nicer if the image was sized slightly larger and maybe use the frame effect to make it stand out more. --Rcrl3 01:23, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I disagree. I can think of no image finer for this page than cover the author's most famous work. In addition, the thumbnail is well-sized for its location. If the viewer wishes to view an extended version of the image, he or she need only click on the thumbnail (not an arduous task by any means). Moreover, I perceive a very distinct difference between "white" and "off-white". The contrast, in fact, is jarring. I believe you, Rcrl3, should get your clearly bleary eyes checked before leveling anymore slapdash criticism at this profoundly composed wiki page. --Bstewart8 03:14, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Good sir, I do believe that the thumbnail of which you are speaking is far too miniscule to be conducive of easy perusal. Any fine gentleman who chooses to look upon our fair wiki is naturally drawn towards the center of his fine magic box, not to the far right. By these arguments I do think it would be most beneficial for one to vastly increase the size of the image of Baudrillard's fine work.--Eric.Yu 02:01, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

I have to agree with Ben; it fits quite well, and if they're looking for the picture, they'll find it without difficulty. --Jmayhue3 15:10, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I personally had to take a second to find the image. It is very small and blends in with the background. Perhaps it would be better if the image was a little bigger. Maybe somewhere between 10% and 20% larger? - Andrew

Maybe someone wants to create their own creative cover for the reading as part of their graphics guru badge. -Jeff


Further Reading

To read more works by Jean Baudrillard, 'The Vital Illusions' is another text which incorporates many of Baudrillard's claims of virtual projection of reality. This particular link briefly analyzes Baudrillard's The Vital Illusion, which deals with "...everything from how cloning terminates sex and death to how the end of the millenium will cause an end to society as we know it. An essentialist critic of postmodernism, Baudrillard views the computer screen as the fourth horseman of a Marxian apocalypse." Hope this read furthers your experience with Jean Baudrillard.

Once more, there's a broken link. It would be great to be able to view these links because from your descriptions they seem quite interesting. Try and fix them up, if you can!
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