[artinfo] Book release: Real Virtuality. About the Destruction and Multiplication of World

Martin Reiche martin.reiche.art at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 4 09:15:48 CET 2014

Dear friends and colleagues,
with great pleasure I want to announce to you 
today the international release of our newest 

Ulrich Gehmann and Martin Reiche (eds): Real 
Virtuality: About the Destruction and 
Multiplication of World (with a Preface by Gerd 
Stern), Transcript Bielefeld, Germany
sold internationally by Columbia University Press, New York.

Real Virtuality explores the boundaries of how we 
understand space, reality and virtual worlds.

Increasingly, the virtual became reality by a 
hybridization of the world as we knew it: the 
process that went on in recent years is one of a 
technically assisted hybridization of both space 
and self, the »old« world is becoming virtualized 
and functionalized to a degree never experienced 
before. For the first time in human history, we 
have reached a threshold where we have not only 
to re-assert but to redefine ourselves, as 
regards our fundamental terms of understanding 
what world means for us, our base of existence 
and now an assemblage of mixed realities; and 
connected, what being human means.

Real Virtuality is an anthology with 
contributions by Martin Rieser, Randolph 
Langenbach, Gerd Stern amongst many other 
professionals from various sciences, humanities 
and the arts.
The book is available through Columbia University 
Press, Transcript Verlag and Amazon as paperback 
and the PDF version is on its way. Excerpts are 
available from the publisher's website.


Martin and Ulrich

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