[-empyre-] Week 1: Intersubjectivity

Horea Avram horea.avram at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 02:13:55 AEST 2015

Hi Wes,

I totally agree. Although a field in full development and expansion, AR is
not yet in the mainstream.  Cultural theorist Ulrik Ekman is right to
observe that “if you have had to explain to somebody what a ‘mixed reality’
[or AR] is and what its cultural ramifications are likely to be, you will
probably have met with certain difficulties—on both sides of the exchange.”

Ulrik Ekman, ed., “Introduction,” Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with
Ubiquitous Computing (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2013), 13.


On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 2:40 AM, WA Watters F <mendrevin at epdo.cc> wrote:

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> Hi Horea,
> > I would like to quickly add that in what concerns Augmented Reality (AR)
> we can easily use the present tense.
> Agreed, and thank you for mentioning these examples.  Augmented reality is
> here, but augmented reality that is simultaneously immersive and mainstream
> is not here yet, partly because of the challenge of making affordable,
> inconspicuous, lightweight, high-res, head-mounted displays.  It's like
> William Gibson said famously: "the future is already here -- it's just not
> very evenly distributed".
> And I take the point about Second Life.  But until, by some other means,
> we are able to conjure a 3-D animated model of the solar system, and walk
> through it with fellow avatars who have 'teleported' from around the world,
> and who are disguised as tentacular dinosaurs with iridescent plumage, all
> while standing on the central peak of an ancient Martian crater, I will
> insist that Second Life is not obsolete just yet. ;)
> Wes
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