[NetBehaviour] Virtual to ‘Virtual’
julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 18:42:09 CEST 2019
Good stuff! I just installed the Firefox plugin, and then looked up
'virtual' in Wikipedia. 172 instances of the word ended up in quote
marks - and quite a few ended up in double quote marks.
On 17/07/2019 11:46, Garrett Lynch wrote:
> I'm releasing a new networked artwork today - Virtual to ‘Virtual’, a
> web browser extension for Firefox and Google Chrome. You can download
> the extension from my site
> (http://www.asquare.org/virtual-to-virtual/) or for Firefox from the
> Firefox Add-ons website
> Press release below.
> "Virtual to ‘Virtual’ is a web browser extension available for Firefox
> and Google Chrome. On each webpage visited it places all instances of
> the word virtual within single inverted commas.
> The title of Virtual to ‘Virtual’ makes reference to philosophical
> theory, in particular that of Giles Deleuze, which defines the virtual
> as immaterial and as such does not occupy a time or space yet is not
> abstract. Consequently, what is virtual can be understood to exist and
> is experientially a part of what is real. In language, however, the
> term virtual is frequently employed as antipodal to real. According to
> this interpretation virtual is immaterial or abstract while real is
> material or existing. Virtual to ‘Virtual’ is intended to stress how
> problematic the term virtual is in language according to philosophical
> theory. It does so through the use of single inverted commas,
> transforming virtual to ‘virtual’, and thereby proposes a correction
> to all instances on the web as a ‘virtual’ networked space."
> #networkedart #virtual #language #conceptual #browserextension
> Garrett Lynch IRL
> Garrett at asquare.org <mailto:Garrett at asquare.org>
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