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SPOILERS FOR ORPHAN BLACK AHEAD... OK, so "Orphan Black" features clones brilliantly portrayed by Tatiana Maslany, and while watching their search for truth, we began to think: are we ALL clones? Hold up- we're not talking about sci-fi dystopia, but rather the concept of SIMULACRUM. "Orphan Black" seems to be a perfect illustration of the simulacrum, aka a copy without reference to an original. We see simulacra in pop art, in religion, even Disney World, but does going down this rabbit hole lead us to OURSELVES? Watch the episode and find out! Joe from It's Okay To Be Smart was in the episode!! Check out his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4BNI0-FOK2dMXoFtViWHw ----------------------------------------­­­­­----------------------------- ASSETS & COMMENTS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hg1UIYj5X1gcHv3QebIx_UaHwNLgTWsU7HkUngN4mGg/edit ----------------------------------------­­­­­----------------------------- SOURCES Simulations - Jean Baudrillard Simulacra and the Simulation - Jean Baudrillard Plato and the Simulacrum - Gilles Deleuze; trans Rosalind Krauss REALER THAN REAL: The Simulacrum According to Deleuze and Guattari - Brian Massumi ----------------------------------------­­­­­----------------------------- Come hang out in the Idea Channel IRC! http://bit.ly/138EHBh Check out the Idea Channel SubReddit! http://bit.ly/GNklUq And the Idea Channel Facebook page! http://on.fb.me/1eVl4vP TRANSLATE THINGS @ http://ideachannel.subtitl.us Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Idea Channel Facebook! http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannel Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) _______________________________ Want some more Idea Channel? The Future of Fandoms http://youtu.be/eJ3EBR1hlbI Do You "Choose" To Have Your Privacy Invaded By Using Tech? http://youtu.be/t45BoJ_LP1U Can You Make a Movie So Bad It's Good On Purpose? http://youtu.be/YwQjBC0_2eA

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