Unfortunately, MrBeast’s Squid Game Simulation is Perfect YouTube Content

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In 1946, Jorge Luis Borges wrote an allegorical short story about cartographers who had become so advanced they were able to create an exact map of another city, precise in size and territorial accuracy, basically creating a replica of the…

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Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies

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