Thursday, 23 September 2010

Between a map and the real, there is the space of virtual reality

Google Earth presents a map with some models on the surface. Though it looks realistic is certainly remains a map. There is no mistaking this map for the real, it is definitely a picture of the real.

So between the Google Earth map above and the Google Street View image of the real below where does Twiinity fit? I argue it creates in a massive space between the Real and the Maps of symbols, a hybrid space between real and representation which virtual reality opens up to us as a community.

Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life
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