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Veranstaltungen von MA Anna Wiechern


Epistemology of VR (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anna Wiechern

14-täglich | Dienstag | 14:00 - 17:30 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | HMS 231/232

Inhalt: Title: Epistemology of VR In this seminar, we will trace the notion of virtual reality (VR) historically. By looking at ideas and visions from various fields (tech, arts, military-industrial complex), we will try to get a handle on the influences that shaped the idea over the years. Furthermore, we want to disentangle how VR relates to other – preceding and/or neighbouring – concepts of human-computer interaction (e.g. augmented reality, simulation, telepresence, immersion, cyberspace, …). The texts we will discuss range from research papers to vision statements to (popular) literature and media theory. Most of theses texts we will treat as historic documents in the sense that they will offer us an insight into the discourses and debates of certain moments in time.