[ISEA2011] Paper: Merve Kurt – Corporeal Experience in Virtual Reality


Keywords: New media art, digital interactivity, immersion, corporeal experience, virtual reality

This paper will discuss the status of body and corporeal experience in the context of new media art, especially through the virtual works of art that involve digital interactivity and immersion. I will argue that an alternative understanding of aesthetics is needed in art historical and theoretical studies because the experience of virtual reality through new media art reappraise our ways of thinking about pictures and images.

  • Merve Kurt has done her undergraduate studies in Philosophy at Bogaziçi University, Turkey. She has earned the first year of her M.A. in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics at Universtiy of Paris IV Sorbonne, France. Her M.A. thesis at EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) concerns the notion of virtual reality in art.

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