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Hello avatar: rise of the networked generation [book review]

Reeve, K (2012) Hello avatar: rise of the networked generation [book review]. Times Higher Education.

Abstract

Katharine Reeve on an intriguing exploration of how our physical and virtual identities are merging. In the 1999 film The Matrix, Morpheus welcomes Neo, a bemused computer hacker, to the "desert of the real". He explains that what you see and experience is not necessarily real, and then reveals that the ruins of the "real" world are obscured by a simulated reality: a sequence of streaming green code and data hidden behind a graphical interface and existing only on a server. The film's reference point, Jean Baudrillard's 1981 book Simulacra and Simulation, has a cameo role in the film. This amused the theorist, who noted that The Matrix was a rather crude interpretation of his ideas around the "representation" of something real being usurped by a "simulation" made up of untethered signs and symbols...

Item Type: Other
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 17:19
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 17:19
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