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From Illusion to Immersion
Oliver Grau
Type: eBook
Released: 2003
Publisher: The MIT Press
Page Count: 431
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0262072416
From Scientific American The computer's ability to immerse a user in virtual image spaces "is not the revolutionary innovation its protagonists are fond of interpreting it to be," Grau writes.From Illusion to Immersion Textbook "The idea of virtual reality only appears to be without a history; in fact, it rests firmly on historical art traditions." Grau (lecturer in art history at Humboldt University in Berlin, associate professor at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Austria and leader of the German Science Foundation's project on immersive art) traces the lineage of virtual reality as far back as the frescoes of a villa in Pompeii. Many illustrations amplify the argument. Editors of Scientific American Review "...a great read ... puts forth the sort of provocative insights that any Neuromancer fan can appreciate." -- WIRED

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