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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1477-965X
  • E-ISSN: 1758-9533


We live in layers of mixed realities with continuous conflicts, negotiation and becoming. I find it interesting to look at our situation as a continuous struggle in the fusion of virtual/actual presences, and machine/human. However, we seem to be far from understanding these relationships. Maybe the problem lies in the questions themselves, promoting unidirectional preconceptions. By reversing the questions, we might be able to identify something that has been missing in previous discussions:

Can we talk about disconnection to further discuss connection?

Can we talk about distancing to further discuss the process of becoming?

Can we talk about love impossible, to further discuss love?

This paradoxical journey would maintain us in the continuum of struggle and massive doubts, and encounter deep aspects of human being. In this article, I examine the Korean cultural psyche called in the context of a paradoxical state of consciousness and the story of love impossible, and argue that is a driving force of transformative ritual in human consciousness. Beyond cultural boundaries, this article also positions in a microscopic view of contemporary life. underlies paradoxical human relationships with objects, and with my virtual puppets, in the context of distance, disconnection and love impossible.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): avatar; interactive media; paradox; ritual; shamanism; virtual reality
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