In the interview with Linda Jacobson, a Virtual Reality (VR) artist, Jacobson discusses the current and future state of VR technology’s role in the politics of the body, social identity, self, gender, class, and race. This article discusses the fact that barriers to access exist for a more diverse set of artists across race, class, and gender to engage with VR technology and the need to evolve the development platform, so artists can implement their ideas in a low-cost way. The author discusses Jaron Lanier’s ideas about using VR to explore other identities based on a theatrical model where the computer is the performance space and the audience takes part in the creation of performance. The audience then becomes co-creator in the art and is no longer just a consumer.

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Archived from http://switch.sjsu.edu/archive/nextswitch/switch_engine/front/front.php%3Fartc=189.html. Documentation of the preservation processes used for this collection is available at https://github.com/NickSzydlowski/switch. Metadata for this item was created and augmented by Thao Uyen Chau, Spring 2022, Art 104

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