In this conversation Pearse and I took a few detours and rambled all over the place, but mostly talked about the concept of hyperreality – the condition of a consciousness that cannot distinguish between the real and the simulated. We show how Homeland does this but also consider the question of why: why would the CIA be interested in using this effect that shows like Homeland have on their audiences? What is the advantage for the CIA in hyperreality?
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‘Homeland’ Season 5, Episode 4: An Intelligence Expert Weighs In
Leaked documents from CIA director’s email reveal thoughts on torture, Iran, Afghanistan