Monthly Archives: March 2014

Absence in non-mediated experience

I propose a project in which mediated experiences are understood in terms of the user’s absence from the consciousness of the real, current, physical world. This project not only inverts the notion of presence, familiar to critical research concerned with mediated experiences, … Continue reading

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Will you chose the Red pill, the Blue pill, or the Facebook pill?

Facebook recently bought a Virtual Reality headset company (Oculus) for 2 Billion dollars. There is outrage within the VR community who essentially funded this company’s development through crowd funding. They miss the point. Jaron Lanier coined the term “virtual reality” over … Continue reading

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