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Monday, September 14, 2015

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Jacki Morie

BTW There was an awesome virtual reality work about the 9/11 event done in a 6-sided CAVE called Ashes to Ashes/911 Memorial Virtual Reality Exhibit by Anne Dean Berma, Carolina Cruz-Niera and others in 2002!!!
It was so emotionally poignant, compelling and haunting. It was based on things the sruvivors said.
Here's one link to it.
http://www.annedeaneberman.com/watch.html
There is a bit of a video there, and a description. Might have to wait for it to load.

This new rush to commodify anything high profile or horrific is not doing VR any good, IMHO.

Argo Nurmi

Hamlet I think you've described something that far more troubling for future uses of VR and that is its potential for indoctrination and propaganda. The 1960's was full of movies with paranoid fantasies about people being "programmed," by implanting entirely false memories or conditioning (Deighton's "Ipcress Files" comes to mind). But, for how much longer will it remain a fantasy? VR is still in its early days and its potential to create a potent psychological effect is already recognized. All technology can be used for good and bad. After the First World War advertising learned many of its now familiar techniques (in a lighter form) from the vicious propaganda war waged between the Central and Allied Powers. Why can we not expect the same from VR? It is just the obverse of Rosedale's vision.

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