|Baudrillard has been disconcerting the western world by telling us that
reality has been murdered in the late twentieth century and that we are
becoming further steeped in a world of technological transparencies and
simulacra. According to him, the simulacra is a truth which conceals a
non-existence, so Disneyland, for example, is a simulacra which exists in
order to make the rest of Los Angeles appear real.
We are interested in how
people experience and perceive 'reality' at the turn of the century, which is
part of the appeal of creating the 'virtual' web site road trip to co-exist
with the 'real' road trip. If you have any thoughts on the matter, please
let us know.