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My last prediction

For my last blog I want to make another prediction, with the simple reason that I came up with multiple predictions while preparing my presentation. With all this talk about video games and specifically about gender in video games I became curious about the future of gender representation in video games in particular. Battlefield is adding women and the Sims is making…

Exploring diversity in video games

Digitalisation has created incredible and powerful dimensions in which human behaviours and cultural interpretations can be influenced and modified, but also innovative methods, through which the changes among societies can be reflected and communicated, especially in the field of humanity. The visual language of the digital communication is constantly changing over time. These transformations in digital spaces are a reflection of new…

Humanity through VR

“It connects humans to other humans in a profound way that I’ve never seen before in any other form of media. And it can change people’s perception of each other. And that’s how I think virtual reality has the potential to actually change the world.” (Milk, 2015) What makes VR different from other forms of media is that it can create a sense of presence, which…

Human emotions in virtual worlds

“How can we then say that something exists and at the same time is not real?” (Brey, 2014) Virtual enviroments are really powerful. Through them, humans can actually disconnect themselves from their ordinary lives and experience a full-immersion into the virtual reality (VR). The sense of reality of physical objects is recreated by the digital objecs in virtuality. Computer systems generate virtual objects…

Picture Perfect?

Nothing is what it seems. Not only magicians and politicians are experts at hiding the truth, arguably everyone participating on social media is some kind of illusionist. Creating the illusion of a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect career. Showing the trophy without the training, showing the victory without the struggle. Throughout my blogs I have been considerably positive regarding social…

A sense of community in the jungle

“While a mosaic respects the diversity of the elements of which it is made up, it brings them together in an organic unity greater than the sum of its parts.” As in a mosaic, the world is represented by the diversity of its numerous habitants who somehow interact with each others and tend to create the unity of spaces where to promote similar passions and curiosities.…

Fragments

Fragmentation and risk taking Maffessoli observes that the idea of the ‘individual’ is in retreat and is suffering fragmentation; and that the individual Self seeks a more profound way of being and is returning to the support of larger groups – this Maffessoli describes as tribalism (italics my emphasis): “The heir of the culture of reason, of a history we can control…