Speculation on VR Regulation After Seeing Disunion at #ExileGameJam
A quick recap of some thoughts I literally jumped out of bed last night to tweet, with some explanatory links appended. Apologies for the sloppy typing.
- See an excerpt from "Electronic Games & the First Amendment" below on the River City effect. See also: Dmitri Williams' dissertation, work by Wartella & Reeves.
- Here I am looking like a cyborg space alien.
- This obviously already exists.
- Prolly by some "killologists"
- See W. Benjamin's "On Some Motifs in Baudelaire"
- Clumsy mixed metaphor reference to W. Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" quote of Gance:
"It extends to ever new positions. In 1927 Abel Gance exclaimed enthusiastically:
“Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Beethoven will make films... all legends, all mythologies and all myths, all founders of religion, and the very religions... await their exposed resurrection, and the heroes crowd each other at the gate.”
Presumably without intending it, he issued an invitation to a far-reaching liquidation."
- I think VR is on the cusp of being a mass medium, and I think it's going to have a profound effect on our media landscape and a very predictable backlash against it and a call for its regulation and censorship, if that hasn't happened already.