Virtual Invaders

Foundations of Science 18 (1):159-164 (2013)
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Since both responses interrogate different aspects of my article “The screen as an in-between” (Vanderbeeken 2011 ), I will address them separately. Vanhoutte rightly questions the affinities of my theses with Luddism, Orwell and Baudrillard’s theoretical terrorism. My reply discusses why these reactionary positions are currently out of joint. Hoens rightly questions my interpretation of the notion ‘passion for the real’ and whether the examples discussed delineate the specificity of new media. My reply discusses how I take this notion as a starting point for an analysis that complements rather then criticises Badiou and Žižek and how the apparent resemblance between old and new media in fact entails significant differences
Keywords Audiovisual media  Technology  Utopia  Distopia  Luddism  Orwellism  Baudrillard’s theoretical terrorism  Slavoj Žižek  Alain Badiou  Don Ihde
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Dominiek Hoens (2013). What is New About New Media? Foundations of Science 18 (1):155-158.
Robrecht Vanderbeeken (2011). The Screen as an In-Between. Foundations of Science 16 (2):245-257.
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