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Rupture of the Virtual is an examination of a concept of the material and the invaluable resources it offers for critical thinking today. In a multifaceted analysis, the book considers the theoretical reasons for the material’s exclusion from media theory and details the military origins of computing interface technologies, such as the Head-up Display and Augmented Reality, that enhance knowledge over the material. Rupture of the Virtual insists that a renewal of the material can be central to a critique of the virtual as a cultural condition.
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digital humanities, new media theory, augmented reality, head-up display, virtual reality, mixed reality, military, computing history, military history, graphical user interface, GUI, see-through graphical interface, stgi, art, aesthetic, critical theory, gyro gunsight, site specific, site responsive
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Kim, John W., "Rupture of the Virtual" (2016). Books. Book 1.