Simulacra Study was inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s idea of the Simulacra.  Artist Joshua Cloud, Ashley Moore and Ash Kyrie utilized images of WWII as the first stage of simulcra.  G.I. Joe cartoon, created by the U.S. state Dept., was an example of the second stage simulacra, then third stage simulacra is shown in a commercial for action figures for G.I. Joe.