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Title: Avatar = Pinocchio 2.0 or "The end of the Society of the Spectacle"
Author: de Kerckhove, Derrick
Keywords: Avatar
virtual reality
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Citation: de Kerckhove, Derrick (2010). "Avatar = Pinocchio 2.0 or The end of the Society of the Spectacle". Digithum. The humanities in the digital age, 2010, Vol. 0, num 12
Abstract: The article analyses the concept that deems the film Avatar part of a shared and objective imaginary, and an allegory for the struggle between good and evil. Alongside this analysis, there is a review of recent films in the history of cinema that have handled these issues, analogising the avatar as a reinvention of Pinocchio for the electronic age. Likewise, there is analysis of the new participatory experience for audiences provided by 3D technology, and of the new virtual reality through platforms such as Second Life.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: English
ISSN: 1575-2275MIAR
Appears in Collections:2010, n. 12

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