Is the Virtual Real?

Keynote
29 August 2020
14:00 - 15:00 hrs (GMT+7)
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The current pandemic crisis has caused a virtual reality so complete that even the existing virtuality of social media has faced new challenges. Societies all over the world struggle with new social and cultural models as well as conflicts between what Andreas Reckwitz calls the fight between hyper-culture (individualism) and cultural essentialism (collectives). 


I will discuss this issue in general terms, including the aspect of tolerance; then turn to the idea of human coordinate systems, and finally examine some possible consequences of so-called “virtual reality” on music.