Neo touching the bullet with his fingers, and processing the experience with his eyes, gives rise to a form of consciousness that may be the key to creating haptic experiences in virtual worlds.
upon a time there was a young girl who lived on Utopia Parkway in Flushing, New York, next door to a man named Cornell. I don’t recall her name, but let’s call her Alice. And if you want to picture her, an image of the young Alice Liddell will do nicely I believe. Long before [...]
I don’t know why I’m suddenly so sensitive to the notion of time and reality, but it seems that since I’ve been thinking about virtual reality in terms of time measurements, I’ve been experiencing RL situations a little bit differently. Here’s what I mean – last night, I was at a Dirty Projector concert with [...]
If I’ve learned anything so far from this research, it is that virtual reality and “real” reality are not that different. Virtual environments, after all, are based on our conception of reality as well as physical quantities. I started pondering this over the weekend after experiencing time pressures simultaneously in both virtual and physical worlds [...]
As some of you may have noticed from my posts, I’ve had an innate fascination for linguistics all of my life. While it is not a field that I have ever pursued formally, it is something that has sort of “leaked” through every aspect of my work, research, thinking, etc. With that said, I [...]
For obvious reasons, a recurring theme in art history since the beginning of times, and in every culture, has been death. The discovery of death is a turning point in many children’s’ lives, including the life of one of my all-time favorite authors, Elias Canetti, who described his persistent fascination with death in Crowds and [...]
All this talk about Cartesian Dualism and Daniel Dennett’s entertaining interpretations of what it could mean in the real world (see comments between myself, Vaneeesa, and Yordie on my previous post on Descartes) has made me revisit the embodied philosophy of Merleau-Ponty. What is especially interesting is the relevance of his theories to visual arts, extending to [...]
It may seem ironic, at first glance to be “dissing” Cartesian philosophy on a blog titled “I rez, therefore I am.” The irony of it all does not escape me; it is, in fact the irony of the situation that made me write this post in the first place. Let’s first get things straight – [...]