• Empathy for the Devil: VR installation and screen capture

Dare, Eleanor and Papadaki, Elena, 2020, Book Section, Empathy for the Devil: VR installation and screen capture In: Papadaki, Elena, (ed.) Exhibiting the analogue / exhibiting the digital: Aftethoughts on an exhibition. University of Greenwich Galleries / Incandescent Square, 2020, London, pp. 20-23. ISBN 9780957343047

Abstract or Description:

VR spatiality is ideological. This VR app and screen capture is a 3D realisation of Motel Room number 1 from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho of 1960. The mobile phone application, which was rendered in Unity 3D in March 2019, is an invitation to test the limits of VR’s current over determination as an ‘empathy machine’. What does it mean to immerse oneself in the violent, voyeuristic world of Norman Bates? Do viewers feel present in a physical space or experience this as an extension of cinema - as an illusion? What happens to the empathy machine in this configuration?

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Funders: University of Greenwich Galleries
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 15:34
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4426
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