Virtual Reality – Bodies & Spaces

Hi Everyone,

I know this is a little bit late, but I thought I would post this trailer for the movie – Life 2.0, which is a documentary that looks at a series of individuals who are avid users of the virtual world, Second Life. After the presentation on ‘Mapping’ presented on January 28, we shortly discussed what we considered to be the pros and cons of Second Life and virtual world practices. As a result, I thought I would share this trailer with the class because it provides an interesting perspective on the way in which bodies interact with space, both in the physical and virtual worlds. If you are interested I would advise checking out the full movie if you have a chance


One comment

  1. Thanks for posting this. It’s not too late! And we are going to have a section on Online Bodies, which will tease out and nuance more of online/offline binaries.

    Most of us live fairly mediated worlds, and to suggest that meeting people in one way or another is somehow less authentic or lesser shows the way we have internalized dominant regulatory ideologies. Who decides what is more ‘real’ than something else? Why? Where did we accrue this language from? How is it reproduced that certain bodies are less real, less affective than others?


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