May 22, 2004
Open Knowledge Projects Win at Ars Electronica
This year the Prix Ars Electronica honored two projects that have helped to make vast amounts of human knowledge available and legally accessible. Wikipedia, the free, community-built encyclopedia, was awarded the Golden Nica for Digital Communities. Creative Commons won the Golden Nica for Net Vision.
May 23rd, 2004 at 4:49 am
I am greatly interested in how cyberspace allows us to do so many things, are we living in a more virtual world now? Or are we just confuse with the fine line between reality and virtual reality?
The word ‘virtuality’ combines “the discrete terms virtual and reality into a singular concept – a semantic fusion that enacts the dissolution of difference between the world and its representation.” (Prefiguring cyberculture: an intellectual history (2002). Edited by Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson and Alessio Cavallaro. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press and Sydney: Power Institute, page 106).
Do you guys think the internet have or have not dissolve the difference between the world and its representation?
May 23rd, 2004 at 11:25 am
This looks to me like an assignment you have in Jenny Weight’s COM 2200 class. I’m guessing that, having done the reading for that class, you probably have a better answer to this question than we could give you. I personally think that the distinction between the world and its representations has always been suspect.