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Title: Social Media and the perfect crime: Towards the death of reality, representation and the murder of resistance.
Authors: NG GUAN LIN DERRICK
Keywords: Social Media, Jean Baudrillard, Critical Theory, Heidegger, Facebook, Twitter
Issue Date: 15-May-2014
Citation: NG GUAN LIN DERRICK (2014-05-15). Social Media and the perfect crime: Towards the death of reality, representation and the murder of resistance.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis contemplates the nature of active participation today in the context of social media. Social media, exemplified by platforms such as Facebook and Twitter produces the `social' and is increasingly seen as a site of resistance, allowing for new subjectivities as well as a space for challenging dominant ideologies. I argue that within social media, the antithesis is also true, for active participation, because of the cybernetic form of participation, is performing the exact opposite function, by symbolically `killing off? representation and denying resistance to its very users. Participation in social media has become voluntarily `obscene?, encouraged by the technical forms of mediated participation. The combination of cybernetic simulation and obscenity of active participation in the age of social media culminates in what Baudrillard termed the `Perfect Crime?. Social media, I conclude, therefore embodies the perfect crime, for reality gets murdered, resistance dies and representation becomes annihilated.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107402
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