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Re: Questions Raised about Art Ed & Tech.
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Teresa Tipton
Sat, 11 May 1996 17:30:52 -0700 (PDT)
It is helpful to redefine the nature of "virtual" vs. "reality" but in
the sake of rhetoric, some of James' point is obsfucated here, henry. You
have a relationship with your wife, henry, not your computer - and if you
have more of a relationship with text and terminal, well, then, perhaps there
may be some friction that results...i.e. "real" vs. "virtual" interaction
is with human beings, not their fascimilies and while fiction is good
reading, it is not the same as experiencing "reality" - it is another
version, as is reading text from people from whom the cues, non-verbal
communication, and other forms of interaction, are missing.
Both are important; the computer is a tool; but lest we be guilty of
"obsessive-compulsive disorder" with our computers, then James makes some
important points of caution in the use of the tool.