Advanced New Media Projects Exhibition, Fall 2017

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Date: April 24
Time: Opening, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Ansin 3rd floor
Address: Emerson College, 180 Tremont Street, Boston MA .

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Are we already living in virtual reality

A new technology—virtual embodiment—challenges our understanding of who and what we are.

By Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker

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The Emperor’s New Headset: What’s Wrong With VR

By Alex Kauffmann, Painting by Molly Lowe

The ITP & IMA Journal of Emerging Media

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The first thing you need to know is that I am not a Virtual Reality (VR) enthusiast. “VR” is a catchall for three-dimensional imagery viewed in a (generally head-mounted) display. The imagery appears fixed in space and occupies the entire field of view. My dislike isn’t of VR per se, but stems rather from the messianic zeal with which big corporations, technologists, futurists, entrepreneurs, advertisers, venture capitalists, academics, journalists—pretty much everyone—have heralded its newest incarnation. This despite VR’s repeated failure since the sixties to find a mainstream audience. Read the entire article.

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Digital Life

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Digital Life aims to preserve the heritage of life on Earth through creating and sharing high-quality and accurate 3D models of living organisms. We aim to spur scientific discovery, support wildlife conservation and create educational opportunities.

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A Real Life Haptic Glove (Ready Player One Technology Today) – Smarter Every Day 190

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Challenging Fake News with Aesthetics

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A new exhibition by Forensic Architecture details the group’s strategic use of visual evidence and interpretation to disrupt official testimony. Read the entire article.

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W. Bradford Paley, Martin Wattenberg, & Fernanda Viegas | Talks at Google

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