class17 - Technologically constructed Reality Manipulating...

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1 Technologically constructed “Reality” Manipulating our environments At what point do we use our ability to be human when we… Pay attention to media as entertainment? Use interactive technologies? Simulate or Substitute electronic interaction for human interaction? McLuhan: • All media extend our sensory perceptions
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2 Virtual worlds • Simulations • Fantasy Worlds • Extensions of the mind • All manipulate space and time Simulacrum or Substitution? • Can we predict or understand when our perceptions become manipulated by simulacrum or substitution? Disney’s simulated environments • All are constructed at 3/5 scale • Pierre Bourdieu: “Simulacrum” Transports body into different environment
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3 Full immersion sensory manipulation • Paul Virilio - issues of Substitution Transports mind into a different environment Example of substitution: • Google Earth • (earth.google.com) • Satellite images of locations-- Impression of real time Competition: • MSN Virtual Earth • Yahoo Maps • Google Earth Plus • Mapping platforms: leave tracklogs, or breadcrumbs
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