BAM—here’s some teaser copy for our documentary on how the virtualization of different archives and learning experiences is affecting the library/museum/university, courtesy Atlas Obscura founder Dylan Thuras:
The collapsing of the the virtual and the real into one “space”
I would argue that virtual space has never been less “real” than space-space, only different. The way we interacted with the virtual medium was in a non-motive, minimally physical way (though most people can tell you about the feeling of “curling up with a good book” or the wrist- and eye-ache of a long computer session), but what gets me all hot under the collar (and frankly this is old news) is the prospect of interacting with this information in motive, physical ways. We do it with our cell phones all the time, map, space, Yelp, map, real space—TACOS!
I would add: Atlas! This is a virtual space that you can use to find, learn about, experience, and talk about different non-virtual places (such as Elsewhere).
Thanks, D. Looking forward to showing more of our Post-Space documentary work, and of course to talking live/via Skype/via video with over a dozen space-y artists and scholars on Obscura Day 2012!