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The Resource Digital sensations : space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality, Ken Hillis

Digital sensations : space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality, Ken Hillis

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Digital sensations : space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality
Title
Digital sensations
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space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality
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Ken Hillis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Virtual reality is a technological reproduction of the process of perceiving the real, yet that process is filtered through the social realities and embedded cultural assumptions about human bodies and space held by the technology's creators. Digital Sensations looks closely at how the lived world is affected by representational forms generated by communication technologies, especially digital and optical virtual technologies. Through critical histories of the technologies of vision, light, space, and embodiment, Ken Hillis traces the often contradictory intellectual and metaphysical impulses behind the Western transcendental wish to achieve an ever more perfect copy of the real. He advocates that current and proposed virtual technologies reflect a Western desire to escape the body. Because virtual technologies are new, these histories also address unintended and underconsidered consequences flowing from their rapid dissemination, such as commodification and the alienation of new forms of surveillance."--Book cover
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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Series statement
Electronic mediations
Series volume
v. 1
Digital sensations : space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality, Ken Hillis
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Digital sensations : space, identity, and embodiment in virtual reality, Ken Hillis
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttts6mg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Digital Relations; 1. A Critical History of Virtual Reality; 2. Precursive Cultural and Material Technologies Informing Contemporary Virtual Reality; 3. The Sensation of Ritual Space; 4. Sight and Space; 5. Space, Language, and Metaphor; 6. Identity, Embodiment, and Place -- VR as Postmodern Technology; Epilogue: Digital Sensations; Notes; References; Index
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1 online resource (xl, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816689774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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