Time and temporality in XR media (VR, AR, MR)
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Time and temporality in XR media (VR, AR, MR)

Tempor(e)alities: time and temporality in XR media (VR, AR, MR)

As famously argued by Paul Virilio (1991), technologies establish temporal regimes as they dictate personal, social, and political temporalities. While Virilio adopts Einstein’s perspective and acknowledges that space and time are inseparable from one another, he also argues for the constitutional quality of the temporal aspect in various technologies as he demonstrates that it is time that shapes space rather than the other way around. While many XR media are often perceived as spatial media, these technologies also possesses a strong temporal aspect as they emerge in real-time and involve multiple temporal aspects, from feedback loops to live computing. Therefore, this panel aims to explore some of the temporal regimes that emerge with XR; what forms of temporalities and temporal experiences do these new tools enable, and how they currently engage with existing perceptions and practices of time?


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

-        XR and memory\collective memory\digital memory

-        XR and feedback\temporal loops

-        XR and live computing

-        XR and timelessness

-        XR and temporal confusion

-        XR and parallel temporalities

-        XR and human temporal perception

-        XR as an ephemeral performance


If you are working in any of these directions, or in any closely related field, please reach out and submit an abstract. If you’re not sure your work will be a good fit, don’t hesitate to email me to discuss it.

Your submission should include: (1) a 250 words abstract, (2) a short bio (150 words), and (3) a short bibliographic list (3-5 items). To liron.efrat@mail.utoronto.ca

Deadline: July 26th, 2019.

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