The Relationship between Visual and Reality in Virtuosity by Gary Lucchesi

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The Relationship between Visual and Reality in Virtuosity by Gary Lucchesi The film ‘Virtuosity’ by Gary Lucchesi, allows us to see the relationship, which exists between ‘visual’ and ‘reality’. The film also explores human fears, which relate to materialistic society in which we live in today. These fears can be then connected to the notions of ‘Subjectivity’ and ‘Culture’ through the in depth study of Virtuosity. A visual can be defined as being “have or relating to the sense of sight” (answers.com). Meaning a visual is something in which can be seen, for example a movie. The…show more content…
Sids reality is in fact that of Parker Barnes and us, as the viewers visual. It can also be considered to be Parkers reality for the time in which he is connected to the virtual training machine, as when he becomes a part of the virtual world as he is disconnected from reality. By being connected to a Virtual machine which “stimulating the full ensemble of since data that make up ‘real’” (Slouka, 1995; 4); Parker reality is switched to the world of the virtual. Visuals have become our reality. The society, which we live in, is driven by the use of visual imagery. Many of these images, which have been manipulated, then create a world that never actually existed. This is seen in magazines, commercials movies ect. We are constantly seeing that which is around us. “How is it possible to hold a clear view of the distinction between reality and fantasy when the unreal is constantly being realized?” (Wooley, 1992; 4) In the society we live in today the virtual is becoming more and more a part of our reality. Video games and movies that had been considered both visual and virtual have become every day occurrences. They have become sources of entertainment as they stimulate our senses by allowing us to enter their world, even though we are able to enter and leave when we choose. The film Virtuosity explores numerous fears which exist in our

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