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Journal Article (Refereed)
January 2006

The Threshold of the real: A Site for Participatory Resistance in Blast Theory's Uncle Roy All Around You

Adams, K 2006, 'The Threshold of the real: A Site for Participatory Resistance in Blast Theory's Uncle Roy All Around You ', Body, Space, Technology, 6(1).

Abstract

This article examines the collision of virtual and real spaces through simultaneous live and online play in Uncle Roy All Around You, and how this disruption of immersion is used to expose the habitual engagements associated with the digital interface. The nature of the participants' immersion and the subsequent reintegration into the real will be explored, before attempting to articulate what defines this piece as politically resistant, through discussion of a self reflexive participation, which undermines what Baudrillard terms the 'simulated response' (Baudrillard 1985/1988 p.216)

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Publication Details

Journal Name
Body, Space, Technology

Volume
6(1)