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Virtual Reality free pdf The idea of virtual realities has a long and complex historical trajectory, spanning from Plato's concept of the cave and the simulacrum, to artistic styles such as Trompe L'oeil, and more recently developments in 3D film, television and gaming. However, this book will pay particular attention to the time between the 1980s to the 1990s when virtual reality and cyberspace were represented, particularly in fiction, as a wondrous technology that enabled transcendence from the limitations of physical embodiment. The purpose of this critical historical analysis of representations of virtual reality is to examine how they might deny, repress or overlook embodied experience. Specifically, the author will contend that embodiment is a fundamental aspect of immersion in virtual reality, rather than something which is to be transcended. In this way, the book aims to challenge distorted ideas about transcendence and productively contribute to debates about embodiment and technology.

About Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan completed a PhD on Representations of Virtual Reality, at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007. She now teaches on the BA Hons Media, Communication, Cultures course at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and has taught on such modules as Introducing Cultural Studies, Introduction to Media Studies, Contemporary Media Studies and Mediating Politics.

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Author : Melanie Chan
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic USA
Data Published : 30 July 2015
ISBN : 1501308645
EAN : 9781501308642
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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