User:Nicole Hametner/Reading, Writing & Research Methodologies 2012-TM1.06

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Media seen as interface between body and event leads automatically to questions about perception and therefore to the role of the observer. This relation has moved all the more into focus since the beginning of the twenty first century and the permanent ubiquity. Where comes that necessity of being constantly connected with media? To which point we are getting unable to simply use our body to experience the world? How has the act of perception changed through the overall access to media? The practice to see reality the more and more through a screen increases the disconnection to it in a way that perceiving the world through permanent virtual reality might be only one step away. Is it by now an inevitable process that the more we are using media, the more we assimilate a practice that separates us from the awareness about its omnipresence and that we all the more become addicted to its illusion?

Techniques of the observer