Virtual Embodiment

Virtual Embodiment

The most praised ability of Virtual Reality is its capability to immerse the user in a Virtual Environment — to the degree that the subject feels present in it. The magic is to be fooled by the system so that one feels present where one…
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The Mind as Medium

The Mind as Medium

N.B: This post is the third and final post in a series on VR metaphysics; the entries comment upon a metaphysical stand towards VR technology. The two previous posts that precede this one, are linked here:  1) “On Mediums of Abstraction and Transparency“, and  2)…
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The Experience Machine

The Experience Machine

Since Rene Descartes published his Meditations in 1647, the West has been interested in what is real or authentic, and whether any knowledge of this is at all possible. In his text, Descartes outlines the idea of a potential “Evil Deceiver”; a demon that could alter his…
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