Second Life and the Virtual World

Virtual realities introduce worlds both real and imaginative. Like Video games, these computer-simulated programs offer three-dimensional, lifelike realities, in which users can log in and operate their avatars, the graphical representation of the user in a character form, as they live, work and create within the world. Virtual realities have become a popular form of…

Did Photography Change the Definition of Art?

Last Thursday in class, we discussed Walter Benjamin’s ideals from The Work of Art in Age of Mechanical Reproduction and how the conventions of Art were drastically changed by the emergence of Photography. I found it interesting to begin with when Benjamin discussed how an original work of art has an authentic value due to…