Meditations sur le reel et le virtuel
(Meditations on the real and the virtual - in French)
L'Harmattan Publisher, May 2004, 16 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris
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Press release, May 3rd, 2004
"Meditations on the real and the virtual"
In this age of virtual
reality and artificial intelligence, "Meditations on the
real and the virtual" explores the flickering
borderlines between the real and the virtual. It
analyzes the cultural impact of the information
technology, based upon the kinds of interfacing it tends
to establish between Man and Machine.
Meditations on the real and the virtual: considering our relation to Machines rather than considering ourselves as Machines.
Matrix, eXistenZ, Avalon, AI : such cult films draw our
imagination into virtual worlds or worlds inhabited by
Prologue: Mechanical dogs and Rogerian psychologists