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Are New Media Really New?

Author(s): Roman Konik
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta we Wrocławiu

Summary/Abstract: The communication scene of the XXth century has been dominated by new media. But the use of new communication forms has not been restricted only to the sphere of communication, new media decomposed also the world of artistic creations. Along with the explosion of simulating structures the terms such as virtuality, immersion, non-linearity, telepresence, interactivity or hipertextuality entered into the philosophical diary of aesthetics. The term ‘virtuality’, by its use in common speech, has additionally gained the quality of polysemy and thus ambiguity. The use of term ‘virtuality’ in a philosophical context requires some analysis both on ontological level as well as on epistemological and aesthetical levels. New media also cause many questions within the context of philosophical anthropology as the systems of relation of man to machine changed. The virtual structures changed the concept of simulation and illusion and they also blurred the borders to real and pretended world.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1 (12)
  • Page Range: 296-315
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish
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