REALITY HUNGER, REMIXED

REALITY HUNGER, REMIXED


A representation of David Shields' Reality Hunger,
a manifesto about remixing, plagiarism, non-fiction,
reality, and the culture of appropriation.

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David Shields

Plot is a way to stage and dramatize reality, but when the presentation is too obviously formulaic, as it so often is, the reality is perceived as false. Skeptical of the desperation of the modernist embrace of art as the only solution, and hyperaware of all artifices of genre and form, we nevertheless seek new means of creating the real.

A - overture


B - memesis


C - books for people who find television too slow


D - trials by google


E - reality


F - memory


G - blur


H - now


I - the reality-based community


J - hip-hop


K - reality tv


L - collage


M - in praise of brevity


N - genre


O - contradiction


P - doubt


Q - thinking


R - autobio


S - persona


T - ds


U - alone


V - it is much more important to be oneself than anything else


W - risk


X - let me tell you what your book is about


Y - manifesto


Z - coda