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Unformatted text preview: Virtual/Real Axis Crossing many different kinds of practice and technology: Theater, Dance, Locative Media, Ubiquitous Computing and the Body Virtual as opposed to real Virtual Real Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) • What is the virtual? Baudillard presents on of the most influential ideas on this topic. • "It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory-precession of simulacra" (Mark Poster, Selected Writings, 1981) Virtual as opposed to real according to Baudrillard Virtual Real Virtual as opposed to real according to Baudrillard Virtual Real Virtual as opposed to real according to Baudrillard Real Virtual Virtual as opposed to real according to Baudrillard Real Virtual The scene from The Matrix Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, 1999 • In the movie Neo is a hacker. In once scene, a group of people come to the door to pick up a disk with some illicit code. The book Neo takes the disc out of is "Simulacra and Simulation". The virtual is easily equated with the unreal: this is a mistake • Opposing the terms virtual and real invites this misunderstanding, a misunderstanding that I somewhat blame Baudrillard for. Virtual = Unreal real Other Possible Cases Real Virtual Intersecting spaces... the actual More possible cases Real Virtual Material (actual) There is no unreal – which is after all, is unreal. See DatabaseLogic(s) and Landscape Art (Brett Stalbaum 2002) Real Unreal (metaphysics) Virtual Has the advantage of a pure materialist perspective Metaphysical Case Physical (materialist) case Manuel DeLanda's reading of Deleuze in Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy (2002) Metaphysics Physics "Allegory of the Cave", Plato Packer’s VR immersion thesis, historical antecedents: the imaginary virtual Cathedral Chartres; France, Chartres; about 1194-1250 Lascaux, France ~ 16,000 years Richard Wagner (mid 19 th century) “Total Theater” CAVE Char Davies – Osmose, 1995 • "dehabituating of perception tends to occur as a result of certain psychological conditions, such as when the participant's attention is intensified and is directed toward sensory pathways; when there is an absence of controlled, analytic thought ; and when the participant's attitude is one of receptivity to stimuli rather than defensiveness or suspicion." • Deautomatization, existential being-in-the-world, and meditative states Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets 5000 years ago • The majority use of these earliest written records was not for religious texts or literature. The primary use was for business records. • Often in tabular form, the first spreadsheets!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course VIS 40 taught by Professor Stalbaum during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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