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A talk with Dr Tom McClelland, Lecturer in Faculty of Philosophy.

Philosophers as far back as Plato have been suspicious of art: art is in the business of imitating reality, and we should be engaging with the real world rather than simulations of it. Although this worry about art is widely dismissed, a similar suspicion is often raised about virtual reality: there’s something wrong with living in a virtual world instead of the real world. This talk explores the promise and peril of simulation and asks whether art and virtual reality are in the same boat.

Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before the talk. Assisted hearing sets are available.

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