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On the non-autonomy of the virtual


Malpas, J, On the non-autonomy of the virtual, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15, (2) pp. 135-139. ISSN 1354-8565 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1354856508101579


Much contemporary talk of virtual 'worlds' proceeds as if the virtual could somehow be considered as in competition with or as an alternative to the world of the 'nonvirtual' or the 'everyday'. This article argues that such a contrast is fundamentally mistaken, and that the virtual is not autonomous with respect to the everyday, but is rather embedded within it, and an extension of it. Copyright © The Author(s), 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Ethical use of new technology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:60933
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2010-02-23
Last Modified:2015-03-27

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