The Virtual Life of Film

But the wish to view the world (that is to say, everything) by viewing it unseen recapitulates the phases of skepticism: to assert that the external world is divided ... Film's virtual life is sustained by its relationships with time.

Author: D. N. RODOWICK

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674042834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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As almost every aspect of making and viewing movies is replaced by digital technologies, even the notion of "watching a film" is fast becoming an anachronism. With the likely disappearance of celluloid film stock as a medium, and the emergence of new media, what will happen to cinema--and to cinema studies? In the first of two books exploring this question, Rodowick considers the fate of film and its role in the aesthetics and culture of the twenty-first century.

The Virtual Life of Fizzy Oceans

VIRTUAL LIFE GROUPS: Resident and shop owner in Lit-A-Rama; Dirty Nellie's Pub; Virtual Broadcast Venue; Lit-A-Rama Events & Discussion Forum; Publishers, Printers & Booksellers; INKies; Writer's Pen Café; VL Book Fair; VL Chamber of ...

Author: David A. Ross

Publisher: Open Books

ISBN: 9781452430904

Category: Fiction


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Fizzy Oceans lives, works and travels in the virtual world where the dead are very much alive, places like ancient Babylon have been reconstructed, and with the click of a button †WHOOSH! †one is transported throughout the Ages to events and destinations that make up our human history.

Learning the Virtual Life

to generate the critical media skills necessary to living the virtual life. This life will be a schizophrenic one, in that it will simultaneously accept media as a ground of communication, while questioning critically this ground and ...

Author: Peter Pericles Trifonas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136738869

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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Digital technologies have transformed cultural perceptions of learning and what it means to be literate, expanding the importance of experience alongside interpretation and reflection. Learning the Virtual Life offers ways to consider the local and global effects of digital media on educational environments, as well as the cultural transformations of how we now define learning and literacy. While some have welcomed the educational challenges of digital culture and emphasized its possibilities for individual emancipation and social transformation in the new information age, others accuse digital culture of absorbing its recipients in an all-pervasive virtual world. Unlike most accounts of the educational and cultural consequences of digital culture, Learning the Virtual Life presents a neutral, advanced introduction to the key issues involved with the integration of digital culture and education. This edited collection presents international perspectives on a wide range of issues, and each chapter combines upper-level theory with "real-world" practice, making this essential reading for all those interested in digital media and education.

Our Virtual World The Transformation of Work Play and Life via Technology

Interviewing the users of MUDs, Turkie shows how real the virtual world of the game is to each user. Sometimes, it is even more real than "Real Life" as the participants call their physical world. Some users expressed their preference ...

Author: Chidambaram, Laku

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781930708921

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Today's new technologies are dramatically changing the way we work, play and live. Our Virtual World: The Transformation of Work, Play and Life via Technology investigates the ubiquity of the virtual environment and our evolving interactions in this changed context.

Living and Dying in a Virtual World

Digital Kinships, Nostalgia, and Mourning in Second Life Margaret Gibson, Clarissa Carden ... Madelaine brought this former partner who was deceased in RL back to a virtual life world and into the second life that he never had with her.

Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319760995

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This book takes readers into stories of love, loss, grief and mourning and reveals the emotional attachments and digital kinships of the virtual 3D social world of Second Life. At fourteen years old, Second Life can no longer be perceived as the young, cutting-edge environment it once was, and yet it endures as a place of belonging, fun, role-play and social experimentation. In this volume, the authors argue that far from facing an impending death, Second Life has undergone a transition to maturity and holds a new type of significance. As people increasingly explore and co-create a sense of self and ways of belonging through avatars and computer screens, the question of where and how people live and die becomes increasingly more important to understand. This book shows how a virtual world can change lives and create forms of memory, nostalgia and mourning for both real and avatar based lives.

Commercial Transactions in the Virtual World

to purchase virtual items.5 In this way, the market supply of a virtual item in the virtual world could be altered, and so its price. 2.2 Second Life Second Life is an unrivaled virtual world in terms of size, popularity and economy.6 ...

Author: Avnita LAKHANI

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9789629372293

Category: Law

Page: 608

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There is a growing trend in virtual world commercial transactions. In order to protect people’s rights in the virtual world and keep pace with innovative trading demands, it is essential for us to understand the commercial implications of virtual world economies by evaluating the effectiveness of the existing laws, practices, and policies in business, technology, intellectual property and related fields. This book, in 11 sections, investigates the issues and opportunities associated with commercial transactions in the virtual world. In 29 detailed essays, this book analyses every facet of virtual world transactions, including the nature of virtual commercial transactions, virtual goods and services, transfer of virtual property, issues of negotiable instruments, remedies for buyers and sellers in the virtual world, consumer protection, dispute resolution and other related topics. Each of these sections both contributes to and advances the field of commercial law and related disciplines. This book is an excellent source of reference for students, practitioners, academics, policy makers, and researchers as well as anyone with an interest in the exciting developments of commercial law in cyberspace. This book is published by City University of Hong Kong Press. 香港城市大學出版社出版。

Virtual World

"VIRTUAL LIFE" (THE UNREAL WORLD) I really worry that the experience of this pandemic might convince people that we can keep living just fine while being physically isolated from others.I find myself slipping towards the reality.

Author: Jerina Stephy

Publisher: The Little Booktique Hub

ISBN: 9789390487622

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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This anthology is a collection of views on "virtual world". This very title chosen not because of the hatred towards digital world on the contrary it's my anxiety. Somewhere in the future, I fear the days where virtuality exists no more as virtuality but has become so close to in achieving the essence of realness that no more it can't be differentiated from reality. Yeah... unlike that deceiving digital world, reality could be disappointing but it is the truth and nothing is more beautiful than the truth.

The Virtual World and Marketing

Apart from these, it is possible to perceive it as a response given to the question of how to define and who he is in communicating in the virtual world (Van Kokswijk, 2008). Therefore, the concept of online identity can be interpreted ...

Author: Enes Emre Başar

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527515512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

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This collection of essays is dedicated to reviewing, exploring, and reporting state-of-the-art virtual world and marketing issues in the broadest sense. It provides a readable, non-technical publication which offers a comprehensive presentation of marketing issues, trends, data, and likely developments in the virtual world. Readers will learn about analysis of the virtual ego, services, the concept of ethics, and virtual experiential marketing, among other pressing topics.

Transforming Virtual World Learning

In 2010 and 2011 when more students were invited to participate in the virtual world sessions, Austalis4Learning was used more often as it was capable of admitting more students. The space where meetings are held is dictated by the size ...

Author: Charles Wankel

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780520537

Category: Education

Page: 371

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A practical guide on how to transform your ideas from virtual world course ware to virtual world learning experiences. It argues that setting up learning in 3D virtual worlds requires a transformative approach.

Virtual World Design

12.4 ANIMATING YOUR AVATAR In a 3D world, the animations that move our avatars are actually a sequence of coordinates or “positions” for the skeleton inside the mesh surface of our virtual bodies. Like a puppeteer, the animation files ...

Author: Ann Latham Cudworth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466579668

Category: Computers

Page: 405

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Learn How to Create Immersive Virtual Environments Written by an award-winning designer with 20 years of experience designing virtual environments for television and online communities, Virtual World Design explores the intertwining disciplines of 2D graphics, 3D models, lighting, sound, and storytelling. It illustrates how these disciplines come together by design in the creation of an accessible virtual environment for teaching, research, and entertainment. The book gives anyone the tools and techniques to design virtual environments that support their message and are accessible by all. With 200 illustrations and 12 step-by-step projects, the book delivers hours of creative challenges for people working in public virtual worlds or on private grids. Using the modular components available for download on the author’s website, readers learn by building such things as a virtual classroom, an "all-access" terrain, and a sound-based game. This book can be the foundation for class work in distance learning, simulation, and other learning technologies that use virtual environments. It shows both novices and advanced users how 3D composition, color, lighting, and sound design are used in the creation of an immersive virtual environment.