Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Are We Living Haunted Lives?

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ‘Fear has many eyes And can see things underground’ ~Cervantes, Don Quixote The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center of the universe to the … Continue reading

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Escapism as Spiritual Journey

By rahkyt Source: Sacred Space in Time People are racing to leave this world. Seriously. There are virtual reality worlds you can immerse yourself in, there are fantasy role-playing worlds too. One, you can put on a headset or stare … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: VR Short Double Feature

“Uncanny Valley” (2015, dir. Federico Heller) uses a documentary format and virtual reality scenarios to depict a frightening world in which damaged individuals rely on VR as a means to escape their depressing social reality while being used by the … Continue reading

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Pokémon and the Age of Augmented Hyper-Surreality

By Luther Blissett Imagine walking to a park in a fairly average medium-sized city on a warm Summer day. There you see groups, pairs and individuals of different ages and races slowly milling about, some with dogs, some with baby … Continue reading

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David Cronenberg’s Videodrome Was a Technology Prophecy

Editor’s note: Since today marks director David Cronenberg’s 73rd birthday, it’s a good time to appreciate one of his greatest and most notorious works. Though my favorite of his remains the distinctly PKD-like eXistenZ, a close runner up is the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: eXistenZ

“eXistenZ” (1999) is the last feature film of writer/director David Cronenberg’s to feature his trademark “body horror” imagery (as of this writing). It’s also his film that most overtly displays the influence of the writings of Philip K. Dick and … Continue reading

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