Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Currently Reading

Geraci, R. M. (2010). Apocalyptic AI: Visions of heaven in robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

While the author focuses mostly on robotics research, chapter 3 of the book is dedicated to virtual worlds and SL in particular. The book may not be geared towards virtual museum education and digital art per se, but it does deal specifically with related matters of perception such as identity and sacred elements in in-world communities. The apocalyptical and fundamentally dualistic viewpoint taken by Geraci is, while radically different from the Heideggerian approach I am taking in my study, an interesting one worthy of consideration.

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