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The Furry Lisa, a digital piece of art created by Murat Yıldırım, is a symbol. It is physically soft and inviting, but it exists only in the digital domain.

Baudrillard would be thrilled. Forty years ago, he suggested we have “replaced all reality and meaning with symbols and signs, and that our experience is a simulation of reality. The distinction between reality and representation vanishes. There is only the simulation, and originality becomes a totally meaningless concept.”

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