We learnt about the topic Art and Virtuality: Immersive Images as ‘Other Realities’.
The word Virtuality has 3 different meanings.
1) It can mean archaic (derived from the latin ‘virtus’)
2) “essential nature of being, apart from external form or embodiment”
3) Opposite of the word Virtual
Photo from nicholasmirzeoff.com
Nicholas Mirzeoff (1962-) is a virtual culture theorist and professor who talks about Virtuality giving his own interpretation of the word. He defines it as “an image or space that is not real but appears to be.” An example of this can be a simulation of a room in the British Museum, it is a representation of an existing item but can be easily created to fool people into thinking it’s the real deal.