Category confusion

Is it adaptive reuse if you find that simulacra can be used as the thing itself, if a film set of a house is lived in? Look at this story (via Digg) about Tunisians living in the houses built as Star Wars sets. All a bit Truman Show and as categorically tricky as transubstantiation.

It’s as unlikely as discovering that cheap shoddy globalist products like $10 electric drills can be used to drill holes when we’ve always seen them as cargo cult objects, not meant to work,

just meant to invoke a feeling of wealth in a symbolic dimension, a bit like Chinese Hell money.

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