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Good companion to Eco's Hyperreality

The Apothecary's Drawer Weblog has a great entry about polychrome restorations of ancient Greek/Roman sculpture. For those of you reading Umberto Eco's Travels in Hyperreality, you may want to check out these links while you read the title essay.

Update: danah boyd's entry on Friendster's fictional personas also reminds me of the same essay, though for different reasons. Eco wrote his essay well before the Internet entered into most people's lives, but I think he could write a new essay with observations of how online social networks allow media companies to create fake personas so that people can make fake connections to real celebrities (connections that are indistinguishable from a person's actual social network).

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