Posts Tagged: authenticity

Old things

A little over a year ago I wrote about film photography on my photography blog (here). I made three points why film is the photographic medium I (still) prefer: While it does take some technical skills to fiddle with film,

Old things

A little over a year ago I wrote about film photography on my photography blog (here). I made three points why film is the photographic medium I (still) prefer: While it does take some technical skills to fiddle with film,

Master’s thesis available online now

This morning I received the grade proposal for my thesis on authenticity in archaeology. That pretty much makes it official and I decided to put the thesis online for everyone to read. So, here you go. It will also soon

Master’s thesis available online now

This morning I received the grade proposal for my thesis on authenticity in archaeology. That pretty much makes it official and I decided to put the thesis online for everyone to read. So, here you go. It will also soon

Copie Conforme – Certified Copy

Earlier this week I went to see a Kiarostami movie that should intrigue anyone interested in authenticity and art theory. I was delighted to find the movie full of allegories of reproduction, simulation, and originality, starting with Juliette Binoche’s character

Copie Conforme – Certified Copy

Earlier this week I went to see a Kiarostami movie that should intrigue anyone interested in authenticity and art theory. I was delighted to find the movie full of allegories of reproduction, simulation, and originality, starting with Juliette Binoche’s character

Simulation and the hyperreal

Jean Baudrillard has stated that the postmodern culture is dominated by simulation. Objects have no firm origin, no referent, no ground or foundation (Baudrillard 1988: 1). This aspect of postmodernism is a very modern phenomenon. Postmodernism continues the modern condition

Simulation and the hyperreal

Jean Baudrillard has stated that the postmodern culture is dominated by simulation. Objects have no firm origin, no referent, no ground or foundation (Baudrillard 1988: 1). This aspect of postmodernism is a very modern phenomenon. Postmodernism continues the modern condition

Time travel

In his recent article, Holtorf (2010) discusses the possibility of time travel and its significance to experiencing the past. Holtorf proposes that the possibility of time travel is solely dependent on the definition of the presence, the past, and the

Time travel

In his recent article, Holtorf (2010) discusses the possibility of time travel and its significance to experiencing the past. Holtorf proposes that the possibility of time travel is solely dependent on the definition of the presence, the past, and the

Context vs Convention

Cornelius Holtorf states that objects are not old or authentic as such, but are made authentic “through particular, contextual conditions and processes taking place in the present” (2005: 119-121). One frustrating point about Holtorf’s reasoning is that he never mentions

Context vs Convention

Cornelius Holtorf states that objects are not old or authentic as such, but are made authentic “through particular, contextual conditions and processes taking place in the present” (2005: 119-121). One frustrating point about Holtorf’s reasoning is that he never mentions

Tourist theory, authenticity, and archaeology

Tourism is widely acknowledged as a modern phenomenon (Culler 1990; Enzensberger 1996; Gemünden 1996; MacCannell 1989†), and theoretical discussion of the tourist and tourism probably started as early as in the 1950s (Enzensberger 1996). Even though the beginning of tourism

Tourist theory, authenticity, and archaeology

Tourism is widely acknowledged as a modern phenomenon (Culler 1990; Enzensberger 1996; Gemünden 1996; MacCannell 1989†), and theoretical discussion of the tourist and tourism probably started as early as in the 1950s (Enzensberger 1996). Even though the beginning of tourism

Authenticity

This fall I will start writing my master’s thesis and the topic will be authenticity. I must say that I haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at what has been written on the topic in archaeology, nor

Authenticity

This fall I will start writing my master’s thesis and the topic will be authenticity. I must say that I haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at what has been written on the topic in archaeology, nor